World Fast Chess Gold for Ehsha

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Ehsha Michela Pallie of Visakha Vidyalaya, Colombo has won the first place in the under 9 age group in Blitz (fast chess) at the 2016 World Schools Chess Championship concluded in Sochi, Russia.

Ehsha who is the Asian Schools champion in the under 9 age group won three medals including a gold at the Asian Schools Chess Championship held in Iran in April this year as well.

Besides Ehsha four other Sri Lankan players have performed well in the Blitz category at the World Schools Chess Championship held in Russia.

Dewja Sasmini Weerakoon of Lyceum College, Panadura has come second in the under 13 Blitz category while Niklesha Tharushi of Visakha Vidyalaya, Colombo, Nethmi Gamage of Asian Grammar School, Colombo and Dineth Naotunna of D.S. Senanayake College Colombo won third places in the under 13, 15 and 17 age groups respectively.

  Comments - 10

  • Jimbo Wednesday, 14 December 2016 12:41 PM

    Well done and keep going.

    dp Wednesday, 14 December 2016 02:41 PM

    Congratulations ehsha! the government should support her to continue to excel in this field and bring honour to the country!

    Jen Wednesday, 14 December 2016 03:59 PM

    As an old Visakhian, am so proud of you. Congratulations and all the best!

    manoj Wednesday, 14 December 2016 10:34 AM

    what a sweet looking kid. Congratulations Duwa. You are a real champ. Keep it up.

    Sangaralingham Wednesday, 14 December 2016 10:39 AM

    Our congratulations to the children and the parents to make an effort they learn and to tell others chess is a game mental stimulant and fun teach patience improve skills memory

    Satha Wednesday, 14 December 2016 10:51 AM

    Keep it up,Congratulations sweet looking little darling,and salute the teachers and the parents for encouraging in theright path for success and guide her in the correct brightpath in the future too.

    Bala Wednesday, 14 December 2016 10:54 AM

    Congratulations to all. But parents please ensure they do not spend all the time on this but give a well rounded education and sports activities to complement their brilliance.

    siva Wednesday, 14 December 2016 11:06 AM

    usually the children who are into chess do exceptionally well in studies as well. It improves intelligence.Congratulations and all the best to you all.

    Thanos Wednesday, 14 December 2016 11:21 AM

    Oh my goodness! This is such wonderful news. This child and others like her, must be cultivated. Their minds need to be expanded, guided along the path of scientific investigation. It is all of our responsibility to protect these children from the evils of our society. I hope these children be blessed with good-health, prosperity and long life. Make Sri Lanka proud!

    lal Wednesday, 14 December 2016 11:28 AM

    Congratulations! And thanks to parents. You are the best.


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