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The National Youth Chess Championship 2017/ 2018 – Colombo District

Colombo District Youth Chess Championships 2017/18

The Chess Federation of Sri Lanka is organizing the Colombo District Youth Chess Championships 2017/18 on 27th, 28th & 29th of October 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 19 other districts. All those who wish to participate in international youth events must participate in this event.

There will be total of 12 separate, individual events (Under 07, 09, 11, 13, 15 and 17 years, Open and Girls). The events will be held according to the Swiss System over 5 rounds. If the 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 2017/18 Directly. All players who played in the Sri Lanka National/ Women’s National ‘A’ or ‘B’ 2017 will receive direct entry to the Sri Lanka National Youth Chess Championships. All rated players get Direct Entry to the age groups of under 7, 9 and 11 age groups. In Under 13, 15 and 17 age groups, only the players having more than 1200 rating are eligible for direct entry to finals. The players less than 1200 rating in Under 13, 15 and 17 age groups should play in district event to qualify for National Youth Championships 2017/18.

Venue : DS Senanayake College, Colombo 07.

Schedule: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting at 8.30 on Friday, the 27th of October 2017

Awards :
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.

Entry Fee
An entry fee of Rs. 600/= from under 7, 9 and 11 age groups will be charged. Rs. 800/= for other three age groups (13,15 and 17 Girls and Boys) since those 6 events are internationally rated. 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 25th of October 2017. Special Registration: 2.30 pm to 5.00 pm on 25th October 2017 at DS Senanayake College, Colombo 07.

All Inquiries & entries to :
Mr. Erosh Jayasinghe, CFSL. 0713775756, eroshj@yahoo.com

Be a part of this prestigious event!

Luxman Wijesuriya
Hony. Tournament Secretary – CFSL

October 27 2017


Start: October 27, 2017
End: October 29, 2017
Tournament Categories: , , , ,
Age Group Under 7, 9, 11, 13, 15 and 17


  • 27th, 28th and 29th of October 2017


D. S. Senanayake College

Colombo 07
Colombo, Western Sri Lanka

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