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An all expense paid trip to Sri Lanka for Queens Star International

by Sachini Ranasinghe - 10/04/2023

If you are a GM, IM, WGM or just rated above 2400 and visiting Sri Lanka is one of the things on your bucket list, here's your chance to get it ticked off by taking part in the Queens Star International Chess Tournament 2023. The event is held from the 16th to 20th of April 2023 and the organizers are providing you with airfare as well as accommodation and food for the entire duration of the event. In this article you get to know everything you wanted to know about the tournament and also have details of the players taking part and organizers whom you must contact in order to participate.

Calling all passionate chess players around the world! We are excited to invite you to take part in the first-ever Queens Star International Chess Championship, held in the beautiful country of Sri Lanka from April 16th to 20th. Join us for an unforgettable experience where you can enjoy Sri Lankan hospitality and compete with fellow chess enthusiasts from all over the world. We offer airfare from India and hotel accommodations, ensuring that you can focus on playing your best. This offer is for players who are rated above 2400 IM/WGM/GM. We guarantee that the playing conditions will be of the highest standard. 


Boasting incredible scenery, delicious food, and welcoming locals, Sri Lanka promises to be the perfect destination for your next chess tournament. Don't miss out on the chance to be part of an exciting international tournament and create unforgettable memories. Sign up now to secure your place in the Queens Star International Chess Championship. We cannot wait to welcome you to our beautiful country! Please contact 0094716673936 WIM Sachini Ranasinghe for more details.

Hotel Covanro is where you would stay and is also the venue of the event

The rooms are spacious and luxurious

There is also a nice pool for you to unwind and relax

Everything that you wanted to know about the event:

The first page of the circular - the tournament is going to be held in Hotel Covanro, Naiwala, Srilanka

The Google Map that can help you navigate the area

The schedule of the event

Some important regulations to be aware of

The prizes that you are playing for! (Please note 1 Indian Rupee = 3.88 Sri Lankan Rupees)

The event also has category prizes!

Entry fees and contact details of the organizers

A blitz tournament is also planned on the 17th of April 2023

The prizes at the Blitz tournament

The tournament now has 2 GMs taking part

Starting list

No. NameFideIDFEDRtgsex
1GMRios, Cristhian Camilo4403940COL2469
2GMMirzoev, Azer13400304AZE2437
3FMJaiswal, Rupesh12300870NEP2153
4FMGalappaththi, Chinthaka Anuruddha9900438SRI1974
5Saranya, Y5076048IND1932w
6Sivathanujan, S9977104SRI1834
7CMWijekoon, Chandana9901604SRI1772
8WIMRanasinghe, S D9902651SRI1727w
9De Silva, Osheen9902252SRI1712
10WCMTharushi, T H D Niklesha9918264SRI1570w
11Fernando, J M Marlon P9901108SRI1454
12Induwara, T H D Thisarindu9967001SRI1444
13Ganepola, Thushanu Yasmith29975069SRI1356
14Perera, Thisara Randinu29936110SRI1159
15Wickramage, Rivinu Dihas Nethmira29983320SRI1125
16Abeyrathne, M P Dulansa Dewmini29936934SRI1117w
17Aththanayaka, A M Chanithu Yunal29947340SRI1116
18Perera, Hiruka Sandesh29956706SRI1029
19Halangoda, Sayumi29982502SRI1014w
20Abeyrathne, M P Thuhansa Sanuthme29956994SRI0w


All players

Sachini Ranasinghe is one of the top female players of Sri Lanka for many years now. She is the point of contact for all international players who would play in the tournament. If you are keen to visit the country and take part in the event, you can reach her on 0094716673936

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