14th Asian Schools Chess Championships 2018

The Asian Schools Chess Championship 2018 was held from 7th to 15th July 2018 at Kaluthara, Sri Lanka and organised by the Chess Federation of Sri Lanka under the auspices of the Asian Chess Federation.

Luxman Wijesuriya, Chairman of the Organizing Committee expressed his pride at the record more than 450 entries which surpassed by far the participation in the many previous Asian events held and thanked in particular, Sheikh Sulta Kalifa Al Nayan, President of the Asian Chess Federation and Hisham Al-Taher, General Secretary of the Asian Chess Federation for their support throughout.

Fifteen countries took part, Bangladesh, China, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and hosts Sri Lanka.

In Standard Chess, Uzbekistan with seven gold, two silver and one bronze were the outstanding performers, their ten medals also the most number won.

Kazakhstan with two gold, one silver and two bronze far behind in second place while hosts Sri Lanka tied India with one gold, three silver and two bronze to share the third spot.

Uzbekistan was also the big winner in Rapid Chess, eleven medals, four gold, four silver and three bronze.

In second place was however a much more competitive India with three gold, two silver and three bronze with hosts Sri Lanka tying Kazakhstan in third place with two gold, two silver and one bronze.


For detailed results, see: http://chess-results.com/tnr364567.aspx?lan=1