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Dhamso International Chess Festival 2017

Dharmasoka College Old Boys’ Chess Association proudly present 7th Dhamso International Chess Festival 2017. DICF will be held from 28th April to 02nd May 2017 at S. Thomas De Silva Memorial Auditorium, Dharmasoka College. Total cash fund of Rs. 400,000.00 is allocated for this year. Also top fifteen and new rating category is introduced for the players to compete. With these all new features we invite all the players in Sri Lanka to witness and feel the difference of DICF 2017 where quality is the priority.

All Foreign players with more than 2000 ELO rating will be provided with accommodation including three meals.
All other foreign rated players will be provided with accommodation only.
All those who need A/C Rooms accommodation have to pay an extra fee of 15$ per night.
GMs, WGMs, IMs, WIMs may contact organizers directly.
All foreign unrated players and accompanying persons have to bear their own expenses.
Local outstation players can be accommodated at normal charges.
For find accommodations for fair prize, contact organizers

Travel Grant
GMs, WGMs, IMs, WIMs with ELO 2300 or above (2200 or above for WIMs) will be given a travel grant of Rs15,000/=
All the foreign players will be provided free transport facilities from the Airport to hotel and back.

All the Title players (GM,WGM,IM,WIM,FM,WFM) and having a rating of above 2200 ELO are Free

Rating Category 2000-2200 : Rs 1000/=
Rating Category 1800-2000 : Rs 2000/=
Rating Category Less than 1800 : Rs 2500/=
Unrated : Rs 3500/=

All Amounts are in Sri Lankan Rupees
ROUND PAIRING.Players can deposit the fee to the following bank account and send the copy of the bank slip to malithakalanka@yahoo.com.

Account details –
Dharmasoka College Old Boys’ Chess Association – 035200150012998, People’s Bank, Ambalangoda

Late fee of 500/= will be charged for late entries received after 25 April 2017, This applies for rated players, who can do registration even via email, as well

The DICF 2017 will be played according to swiss system of 09 rounds. Rate of play will be 90 minutes for the game and 30 seconds increment from move 01. DICF 2017 will be conduct according to the rules of FIDE.

Open For all rated and unratedChessPlayers…

Also Can Register with the Relevant Entry Fee:

April 28 2017


Start: April 28, 2017
End: May 2, 2017
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Age Group Open


  • 27th April 2017 : 2017 Arrival
  • 28th April 2017 : Round 1 & 2 9.00am – 7.00pm
  • 29th April 2017 : Round 3 & 4 9.00am – 6.30pm
  • 30th April 2017 : Round 5 & 6 9.00am – 6.30pm
  • 01st May 2017 : Round 7 & 8 9.00am – 6.30pm
  • 02nd May 2017 : Round 9 & PDF 9.00am – 7.30pm
  • 03rd May 2017 : Departure


Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda

Thomas De Silva Memorial Auditorium, Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda
Galle, Southern Sri Lanka

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