Asian Zonal Chess Championship 2013 for Zone 3.2 started in a grand manner on 3rd February at the Mas Park Guest House, Thulhiriya in Sri Lanka with 4 GMs, 1M and 2WIMs in the total number of 46 participation. GMs, Ziaur Rahman, Niyaz Murshed, Ennamul Hussain and Reefat Bin-Satter of Bangladesh, IM Mahmood Lodhi of Pakistan, FMs Sunil Weeramantry (Sri Lanka) and Sujendra Shrestha are among the 34 players participate in the event. Players from Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Maldives and Sri Lanka are participating in the event.
WIMs Sachini Ranasinghe (Defending Champion from Sri Lanka) and Akter Liza Shammima are among the 12 players playing in the Asian zonal Women’s Chess Championships for Zone 3.2.
Mr. Luxman Wijesuriya Secretary CFSL & President Zone 3.2, FIDE Joined with Bangladesh, GM Ziaur Rahman of Bangladesh (the top seed), IM Mahmood Lodhi of Pakistan, FM Sunil Weeramantry of Sri Lanka, Mr. Ragunath Maharjan of Nepal (Team Manager), CM Ahamed Fuad of Maldives (Vice President, Maldiv Chess Fed.), and Sri Lankan National Champion Mr. Isuru Alahakoon and Women National Champion MS. Sachini Ranasinghe for the ceremonial opening. See www.chess–results for pairing and results and www.cfslonline.com for live games.
Hony. Secretary – CFSL
President – Zone 3.2, FIDE