The Chess Federation of Sri Lanka is organizing the Colombo District Youth Chess Championships ’17 on 24th, 25th & 26th of February 2017 at DS Senanayake College, Colombo 07. This is the most prestigious Chess event for the youth chess players in the Colombo District and winners will be eligible to play the National Youth Chess Championships with the selectees of 17 other districts. All those who wish to participate in international youth events must participate in this event.
There will be total of 14 separate, individual events (Under 08, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 years, Open and Girls). The events will be held according to the Swiss System over 5 rounds. If number of players exceed 200 in an event, 6 rounds will be played.
Those who are below the respective age group before the 1st of January 2017 are eligible to participate in the event. Either players should permanently reside in the Colombo District or they should school in the Colombo District to participate in this event.
All Champions of National Youth Chess Championships last year, if they are playing in the same age category, qualify to play the National Youth Chess Championships ’15 Directly. All rated players and all players who played in the Sri Lanka National/ Women’s National ‘A’ or ‘B’ 2016 will receive direct entry to the Sri Lanka National Youth Chess Championships.
Winners will be awarded with Gold, Silver and Bronze medals and certificates and number of players to be qualified will be announced before the 1st round. All qualifiers will be awarded with certificates.
An entry fee of Rs. 600/= will be charged. The CFSL registered players will get a Rs 200/= discount.
The entries, with the relevant entry fee should reach or handed over to the organizing committee before the 23rd of February 2017. Special Registration: 2.30 pm to 5.00 pm on 23rd February 2017 at DS Senanayake College, Colombo 07.
Note: All players participating in CFSL events should register with the Chess Federation providing their personnel details and an annual registration fee of Rs. 200/=. (The life membership is 2,500/=) This registration should be renewed in each year. CFSL will issue an ID card for the players registered and players are obliged to provide the ID card whenever the CFSL request them to do so. Registration facilities will be available throughout this event.