Girls’ High School, 17-year-old   Zainab Saumy wins the World Amateur Chess Championship 2017, rating under 2000 Women Category.  This World Amateur Chess championship was held in Spoleto, Italy from April 1to 9. This was held as separate championships for the rating categories Under-2300, Under-2000 and Under-1700. Sri Lanka’s  Saumy Zainab  played in rating category 2000 women section. There were 10 participants from 8 nations. In starting rank list she was listed in the 3rd place.

Tournament was held as a 9- round robin event with the time control of 90 minutes for 40 moves + 30 min. for the rest of the game + 30’’ increment for every move starting from move one. Saumy finished the event with 7 points from 9 games