Desandi Dihanda Gamage FIDE world Amateur Open Chess Championship 2023

FIDE World Amateur Open Chess Championship 2023

FIDE World Amateur Open Chess Championship 2023

Desandi Dihanda Gamage FIDE world Amateur Open Chess Championship 2023

Desandi Dihanda Gamage, a student of Sirimavo Bandaranaike Vidyalaya, excelled in the FIDE World Amateur Open Chess Championship 2023, securing the second position in the under-2000 women category.
The event took place in Muscat, Oman, from November 2nd to 10th, featuring 86 participants representing 56 countries. Desandi’s outstanding achievement brought honour to her motherland and marked a noteworthy milestone six years after 2017.
To commemorate her success, a celebratory event was held at her school on December 6th, 2023, graced by the presence of the school’s principal.

National Youth Rapid Chess Championships 2023

National Youth Rapid Chess Championships 2023

National Youth Rapid Chess Championships 2023

National Youth Rapid Chess Championships 2023

National Youth Rapid Chess Championships 2023 was held on 22nd April 2023 at Shastrananda Navodya Vidyalaya, Kawdana, Dehiwala. This is the grand finale of the youth rapid cycle where selected players from the district level compete with each other. Youth rapid events were held separately as Under 08, 10, 12, 14, 16 & 18 Open & Girls categories. Time control of the event is 15 minutes plus a 10-second increment from move one.

In the Under 16 Girls category, 33 players competed in the event where Desandhi Dhihansa Gamage of Sirimavo Bandaranaike Vidyalaya was the top seed. 07 Rounds were played in the category. Desandhi Dhihansa Gamage of Sirimavo Bandaranaike Vidyalaya won the championship scoring 6/7 points