Journey to the Chess Crown begins

Both the Men’s and Women’s Chess Championship matches of Inter-University Games 2017 marked their 1st day of the tournament at the University of Sri Jayawardananapura. With the battle of the Inter-University Games becoming tighter, the commencement of the chess championship provided more ignition to the battle. On the first day of the tournament, two rounds from both men and women categories were held successfully. Results of the first two rounds are as below.

Men

Round 1

no Team 1 Team 2 Results
1 University of Rajarata University of Sri Jayawaradenapura 1/2    :  5 1/2
2 University of Colombo University of Kelaniya  5       :     1
3 University of Jaffna University of Peradeniya 1/2     :  5 1/2 
4 University of Moratuwa University of Uva Wellassa  6       :     0
5 Sabaragamuwa University University of Ruhuna  0       :     6
6 University of Wayamba South Eastern University  6       :     0
7 Eastern University spielfrei  3       :    

 

Round 2

no Team 1 Team 2 Results
1 University of Sri Jayawaradenapura University of Moratuwa 2 1/2    :   3 1/2 
2 University of Ruhuna University of Colombo 1 1/2    :  4 1/2 
3 University of Peradeniya University of Wayamba       6     :     0
4 University of Kelaniya Eastern University       6     :     0
5 University of Uva Wellassa University of Rajarata       4     :      2
6 South Eastern University University of Jaffna       1     :     5
7 Sabaragamuwa University spielfrei       3     :    

 

Women

Round 1

no Team 1 Team 2 Results
1 University of Rajarata University of Colombo       0      :     6
2 University of Peradeniya University of the Visual and Performing Arts       6      :     0
3 Sabaragamuwa University University of Kelaniya       2    :     4
4 University of Moratuwa University of Wayamba  5 1/2     :   1/2  
5 University of Uva Wellassa University of Sri Jayawaradenapura       0      :     6
6 University of Ruhuna University of Jaffna       5      :     1

 

Round 2

no Team 1 Team 2 Results
1 University of Colombo University of Moratuwa 2 1/2     :   3 1/2 
2 University of Sri Jayawaradenapura University of Peradeniya      1      :     5
3 University of Kelaniya University of Ruhuna      6      :     0
4 University of Wayamba University of Rajarata      4      :     2
5 University of the Visual and Performing Arts University of Uva Wellassa      2      :     4
6 University of Jaffna Sabaragamuwa University      4      :     2

 

While the victorious teams of the first day try to strengthen their position, others will fight hard to regain their positions from the remaining two days. Here from MoraSpirit, we wish all the young chess players all the best for the remaining two days of the chess tournament of Inter-University Games 2017 which will be held on 9th and 10th of September, at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura.

Who will clinch the trophy of Inter-University Chess this time?

Stay tuned with MoraSpirit for the upcoming updates of Inter-University Games 2017.

Article by: Shehara Liyanarachchi

Edited by: Yumna Albar

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