Old Boys' Chess Association of Dharmasoka College invites you to 10th Dhamso International Chess Festival
The Old Boys' Chess Association of Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda invites you to 10th Dhamso International Chess Festival 2023. The festival includes Classical and Blitz rating tournaments along with various side events for parents, coaches and accompanying persons. The total prize fund of the festival is LKR 1.4 Million. The top three prizes in the Classical event are LKR 150000 + trophy, 100000 and 70000 along with a medal each respectively. Last date of registration is 18th May. Entry is free for the following titled players - GM, IM, WGM, WIM, FM and WFM, and also players rated above 2000. Check out the article to find out the conditions and travel grant offered by the organizers. All photos are from tournament circular.
Chess festival in Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
By Malith Akalanka
The Old Boys’ Chess Association of Dharmasoka College, Ambalangoda is organizing the Dhamso International Chess Festival 2023, an internationally rated open chess tournament for the tenth time in collaboration with the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka and FIDE, with a total prize of nearly LKR 1.4 Million in cash awards. DICF Player of the Year will be awarded LKR 150,000. The event will be played according to the Swiss League system of ten rounds from 26th to 30th May 2023.
The festival will be held at Hotel Lavanga Resort & Spa which is located in one of the most popular tourist cities, Hikkaduwa. This year Dhamso organizing team is taking every effort to organize the event at a superior level. There are plenty of events for all. Apart from the Classical rated tournament, there are international rated Blitz event, Rapid event for the parents, crazy tournament and workshops for trainers, arbiters an parents are a few events included in the festival.
For foreign players
Accommodation And Transport
• Foreign Players with more than a 2300 ELO rating will be provided transportation from the airport to the venue and return, accommodation with three meals (Air Conditioned – Double Sharing) on a full board basis.
• Foreign players with more than 2000 ELO ratings will be provided with transportation from the airport to the venue and return & accommodation only. (Air Conditioned Room Only – Double Sharing)
• All other foreign players must bear their own expenses, we will be glad to assist on requests.
GMs and IMs having over 2300 ELO & WGMs and WIMs having over 2000 ELO will be given a travel grant of $100.
On behalf of the organizing committee, I would like to invite you all to be a part of the event and feel the hospitality of the 10th Dhamso International Chess Festival 2023.
The classical rated tournament will take place from 26th to 30th May 2023. There is a Blitz rated event on Saturday 27th May 2023.
The total cash prize fund is LKR 1.4 Million for the festival. (₹1 = LKR 3.92)
Entry is free for the following titled players - GM, WGM, IM, WIM, FM and WFM, and also for players rated above 2000. For others, checkout the image below:
Check out the image below for contact details
Rules and Regulations
Visit our calendar here to download the tournament circular.