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QUEENSTAR OPEN International Rating Chess Championship


With an esteemed tradition in organizing top-tier chess competitions, QUEENSTAR International Chess Coaching Academy is delighted to unveil the latest iteration of our premier event: the QUEENSTAR International Rating Chess Tournament! Scheduled to unfold from April 27th to May 1st, 2024, at the prestigious Laknara Grand Hotel in Kadawatha.

This tournament signifies a significant chapter in our journey. We’ve spared no effort in orchestrating a flawless experience, ensuring every detail is meticulously curated to provide an unmatched journey for all participants. Embrace this momentous occasion as we bring together players from across the globe to partake in the enduring art of chess.

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Memories from the last year



International Chess Coaching Academy

As we mark the illustrious 24th Anniversary of QUEENSTAR International Coaching Academy on August 17th, 2024, we celebrate a legacy of excellence and dedication. From our humble origins as one of Sri Lanka’s pioneering chess coaching academies, we have nurtured and honed numerous players who have brought pride to our nation, achieving distinction both nationally and internationally.

When it is considered to very recent achievements in year 2022 & 2023, following can be highlighted as remarkable track records of the academy.

Lakmal Amarasekara
Executive Director


From National to International

Academy has excelled in the game of chess, by organizing National Level chess tournaments, and having the highest number of player participation in International & Local competitions over the last 5 years. With these remarkable achievements our Chess Coaching Academy has achieved a unique name throughout the Sri Lanka.

The wealth of experience garnered from organizing National Level tournaments over the years has propelled us to take a monumental leap forward. With great excitement, QUEENSTAR International Chess Coaching Academy proudly announces our next milestone event: the Inaugural International Chess Tournament, scheduled to take place from April 27th to May 1st, 2024, at the esteemed Laknara Grand Hotel in Kadawatha.

We hope that over 1,000 chess players from all over the island will participate in this tournament. Moreover, leading GRAND MASTERS from foreign countries including India are also expecting to participate. There are over two million cash prizes for the winners and other giveaways already arranged by the organizers.

Endorsed by Chess Governing Bodies

FIDE - International Chess Federation

The International Chess Federation or World Chess Federation, commonly referred to by its French acronym FIDE, is an international organization based in Switzerland that connects the various national chess federations and acts as the governing body of international chess competition.

Asian Chess Federation

The Asian Chess Federation is the continental governing body of the sport of chess in Asia.

Chess Federation of Sri lanka - CFSL

The Chess Federation of Sri Lanka is the central governing body for the game of chess in the country. Founded in 1972, the federation is affiliated to Fédération Internationale des Échecs, (FIDE), the world body for chess in 1978. The CFSL was registered at the Ministry of Sports also in 1978.

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