Dewmini wins U-14 title at Online Youth Girls’ Chess C’ship | Daily News

Dewmini wins U-14 title at Online Youth Girls’ Chess C’ship

Dewmini Hansi Kodikara of Musaeus College won the championship at the CFSL Online Youth Girls’ Championship yesterday with a better tie breaker after a three way tie with Chanindi Mewna Attanayake of Devi Balika Vidyalaya and Desandi Dihansa Gamage of Sirimavo Bandaranayake Vidyalaya scoring seven points each out of possible eight games.

Dewmini beat Hasara Madugalle, Sasmi Sithumsa, Chanindi Mewna Attanayake, Oshini Gunawardena, Sanidula Dahamdi, Tenuli Dahamna Rathnayake and Gaveshi Wickramaratne and only lost to Esandi Newansa in the sixth round. Dewmini Kodikara was awarded the gold medal.

CFSL Online Youth Girls under 14 Chess Championship 2021 was conducted by the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka and was played on the chess.com platform with eight rounds according to Swiss System. The Chess Federation of Sri Lanka has offered attractive awards and a virtual closing ceremony was held on Monday evening.

Each player got 15 minutes per game and 10 seconds increment in each move played. A total of 104 girls from across the country participated in this event which is played under strict anti-cheating regulations.

The Chess Federation is planning to organize the Under 12, 16 and 8 years Online Youth Chess Championships in the near future. (D.R)