The beautiful city of Bangalore, India emerged champions in the Asian Cities Chess Championship that was held in Sri Lanka recently. The winning team was rewarded the Dubai Cup plus a cash award of US$ 3000 and the gold medal. They obtained 17 points from nine games to emerge victorious.
Qingdao, China finished second to clinch the silver medal plus US$ 2000 having obtained 15 points.
Bishkek city from Kyrgystan finished third with 14 points.
Colombo and Kandy from Sri Lanka finished fourth with equal number of points.
The Asian cities Chess championship 2015was organized by the chess Federation of Sri Lanka from 22nd to 29th July 2015 at the Citrus Hotel, Waskaduwa, Sri Lanaka.
Fourteen countries and eighteen teams from India, Sri Lanka, China, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, UAE, Afghanistan, Maldives, Palestine, Malaysia, Chinese Taipei, Brunei, Kuwait and Hong Kong participated.
The award ceremony was held under the patronage of Mr. Upali Gunasekara, Principal of Royal College. Former president of Chess Federation of Sri Lanka Luxman Wijesuriya who is general secretary Commonwealth Chess Association was the chairman of the organizing committee.