The Chess Federation of Sri Lanka on behalf of FIDE ( The World Body ) & The Commonwealth Chess Association will host the Commonwealth Chess Championship 2016 at the Citrus Hotel, Waskaduwa. Described as the most important & strongest International Chess Championship to be organised in Sri Lanka, this event has attracted 10 International Grandmasters, 08 Women Grandmasters & 15 International Men /Women Masters.
The Championship starts on 30th July & ends on 07th August. 150 Foreign & 150 Local participants in Open Men, Open Women, Senior (Over 60 Years), Under 20, Under 18, Under 16, Under 14, Under 12, Under 10 & Under 08 categories will be vying for Medals & Prize Money of approximately US Dollars 18,000.00. The Championship will be conducted on a Swiss System over 10 rounds.
The Media Conference in this regard was held at the Olympic House Auditorium, Colombo.