Women’s chess next week | Sunday Observer

Women’s chess next week

18 April, 2021

The second Sri Lanka Women’s Chess Grand Prix 2021, one of the leading Women’s Chess events in Sri Lanka, has been tentatively planned for April 24, 25, 26, 30 (evening only) and May 1 and 2 in Kandy by the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka (CFSL).

Participants will be informed of the exact dates in due course. The event is open to Sri Lankans and foreign players.

According to the President of the Chess Federation Luxman Wijesuriya, only the top women players will be eligible to participate and the event will be conducted on a round robin basis.

If entries exceed the anticipated number, two qualifying rounds will take place culminating on a knock-out basis from the quarter-final stage. CFSL is offering cash awards of Rs 70,000, Rs 30,000, Rs 20,000, Rs 10,000, Rs 6,000 and Rs 4,000/along with medals and trophies for the winners.

Those who are interested in participating should send an email with the contact details to FIDE ID, Rating to [email protected].(DR)