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Sri Lanka's Premier Chess event 2nd Queenstar Open 2024 starts in a week

by Himank Ghosh - 20/04/2024

GM Deepan Chakravarthy won the inaugural edition of Queenstar Rating Open 2023. IM Raahul VS became the Champion of the Blitz tournament. The second edition of the event will take place from 27th April to 1st May. It boasts a total prize fund of LKR 2.3 million (approx. ₹634800). The entry fee is FREE for all players rated above 1900. There are special conditions being offered for foreign players with a rating higher than 2400. The tournament registration closes in two days on 22nd April. As of now 213 players including a GM and two WIMs have already registered. Hurry up and register now. Read the article for all the details. Photo: Tournament circular

This April play Classical and Blitz Rating tournaments in Sri Lanka

A total of 382 players including 2 GMs and an IM participated from Azerbaijan, India, Indonesia and various parts of Sri Lanka took part on the first edition of the Queenstar International Open from 16th to 20th April 2023 at Sri Lanka. This year, the Queenstar Open will take place from 27th April to 1st May. There are special conditions provided for foreign players rated above 2400. They will be provided accomodation with full board facilities! Additionally, GMs. IMs, WGMs and WIMs with rating higher than 2400 (2100 for women) will be provided a travel grant of LKR 35000 (US$ 100). The tournament entry fee is free for all players rated above 1900!

Laknara Grand Hotel - the place where the tournament will take place!

The spacious banquet hall in the hotel

The tournament registration closes on 22nd April 2024.

Everything that you wanted to know about the event

The first page of the circular - the tournament is going to be held in Laknara Grand Hotel, Kadawatha, Sri Lanka

The Google Map that can help you navigate the area

The schedule of the event. There are double rounds on 28th and 30th April.

Some important regulations to be aware of

The complete prize fund of the Open tournament! The winner will receive LKR 150000.

The event also has category prizes and Team prizes! You can also find contact details of the tournament organizers if you have any queries.

The details of the entry fees for the tournament, and the registration details! Scan the QR code to fill up the Google form. You can register for the tournament till 22nd April 2024

A blitz tournament is also planned on the 28th of April 2024! Check out the prize fund details.

Winners of the previous edition

GM Deepan Chakravarthy scored 8/9 points to win the Classical event in 2023 | Photo: Anil Madhusampath

Sanudula K M Dahamdi (SRI) scored 6.5/9 points to score the best women prize | Photo: Anil Madhusampath

IM Raahul VS scored 8.5/9 points to win the Blitz tournament in the inaugural Queenstar Blitz Open in 2023. | Photo: CFSL

Confirmed titled players

GM Swapnil Dhopade is the top seed of the event this year

WIM Tejaswini Sagar

WIM Chandreyee Hajra

Starting list

No. NameFideIDFEDRtgsex
GMSwapnil, S. Dhopade5019184IND2439
Mahindrakar, Indrajeet35023721IND2137
WIMTejaswini, Sagar5054290IND2019w
WIMChandreyee, Hajra5056535IND1923w
FMAlahakoon, Isuru9900993SRI1886
Samaranayake, K P R N9906991SRI1866
Sagar, Siya25098160IND1819w
Ovitigala, Chenitha Mithvidu29950775SRI1758
Alahakoon, T N9914781SRI1756
Anjali, R. Sagar5007089IND1753w
AFMSathmina, S L Lalindu9955046SRI1725
Weerathungalage, W D Malisha Sasvidu9970410SRI1715
Fernando, J M Marlon P9901108SRI1680
Weerasinghe, W Yasiru29903149SRI1668
Ganepola, Thushanu Yasmith29975069SRI1667


Register for the tournament now!


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