The first Western Asian Youth Chess Tournament 2016 was held in United Arab Emirates from 23rd to 30th December 2016 .
Thenura Dilruk Wickramarathne who represented Sri Lanka at this tournament won a silver medal and a bronze medal adding much glory to his Alma Mater and his country.
Rapid Chess Competition – Silver Medal
Standard Chess Competition – Bronze medal
With these victories , Thenura has been named as the first Richmond chess player as well as the youngest Sri Lankan Chess player to win the Candidate Master Title.
Mr Chandana Kumara is the master in charge of the chess team and Mr Gihan Perera trains him as the Coach.