Haritha Hansana wins Online Youth Chess Tourney | Daily News

Haritha Hansana wins Online Youth Chess Tourney

Haritha Hansana
Haritha Hansana

Haritha Hansana from Denipitiya Primary School emerged champion at the Inaugural CFSL Online Youth (Under 12Yrs) Championship conducted by Chess Federation of Sri Lanka (CFSL) yesterday with the perfect score of nine out of nine games.

Hansana beat Krithik Koneshwaran, Methan Sritharan, Asini Gamage, S Fairooz, BAM Arachchi, Sithum Pahasara, Pamok Samaranayake, Sasula Pathirana and SSLN Dandeniya,on his way to emerge champion.

Hansana is one of the strongest youth chess players in Sri Lanka who won the National Youth Under 10 years event in 2019 and has represented Sri Lanka in many International events.

Thehara Galagedara of Musaeus College won the silver medal with eight points in nine games. She is also one of the best girls’ chess players in the country. She won all her games except against Dinith Perera in the second round.

Aloka Hettiarachchi of Nalanda College also scored eight points in nine games to share the second place with Thehara but had to be satisfied with the Bronze medal according to the tie breaker.

He was unbeaten throughout the event, just giving two draws to Sethum Manuwaruna in the first round and Ashad Mohammed in the 7th round and scored seven wins.

The CFSL Online Youth under 12 Years Championship was a remarkable event with a participation of more than 230 chess players from all over the country.