National Champions

National Chess Champions of Nepal
-Umesh KC, IA/NI

1)National Open:
No.
Year
Place
Champion
1st Runner-up
2nd Runner-up
1
2036 BS/
1979 AD
Kathmandu
Bijay Sharma
Bikash Man Lama
Udayananda Bajracharya
2
2037 BS/
1980 AD
Dhangadi
Bijay Sharma
Bikash Man Lama
Jyoti Basnet/
Rajendra Prasad Shrestha
3
2038 BS/
1981 AD
Kathmandu
Laxmi Prasad Nakarmi
Bikash Man Lama
Biay Thapa
4
2039 BS/
1982 AD
Jumla
Bikash Man Lama
Rabindra Shakya

5
2040 BS/
1983 AD
Kaski
Gopal Prajapati
Ramkrishna Shrestha
Bijay Thapa
6
2041 BS/
1984 AD
Morang
Gopal Prajapati
Dhan B. Tamang
Shyam Sundar Tamrakar
7
2042 BS /
1985 AD
Parsa
Rabin Rajbhandari
Gopal Chitrakar
Gopal Prajapati
8
2043 BS/
1986 AD
Lalitpur
Badrilal Nepali
Rabin Rajbhandari

9
2045 BS/
1988 AD
Parbat
Naveen Tandukar
Dhan B. Tamang
Moti Gurung
10
2049 BS/
1992 AD
Kathmandu
Bilamlal Shrestha
Naveen Tandukar
Badrilal Nepali/
Prachanda Man Malakar
11
2054 BS/
1997 AD
Kathmandu
Punyaman Karmacharya
Badrilal Nepali
Bilamlal Shrestha
12
2056 BS/
1999 AD
Makwanpur
Badrilal Nepali
Krishna Thapa
Rabindra Shakya
13
2061 BS/
2004 AD
Bhaktapur
Digesh Shankar Malla
Bilamlal Shrestha
Bijendra Singh
14
2063 BS/
2006 AD
Jhapa
Keshav Shrestha
Bilamlal Shrestha
Digesh Shankar Malla
15
2065 BS/
2008 AD
Lalitpur
Surbir Lama
Balaram Napit
Sujendra Prasad Shrestha
16
2065 BS/
2009 AD
Lalitpur
Badrilal Nepali
Bilamlal Shrestha
Prachanda Man Malakar
17
2068 BS/
2012 AD
Kanchanpur
FM Manish Hamal
Keshav Shrestha
Prachanda Man Malakar
18
2071 BS/
2014 AD
Kavre
Keshav Shrestha
Rijendra Rajbhandari
FM Manish Hamal
19
2073 BS/
2016 AD
Ilam
CM Bhupendra Niraula
Sajin Maharjan
CM Keshav Shrestha
20
2073 BS/
2016 AD
Dhankuta
CM Madan Krishna Kayastha
CM Rijendra Rajbhandari
Himal Lama

2)National Womens:
No.
Year
Place
Champion
1st Runner-up
2nd Runner-up
1
2065 BS/
2008 AD
Kathmandu
Monalisha Khamboo
Ashmita Adhikari
Shanta Thapa
2
2037 BS/
2011 AD
Kathmandu
Tara Ghale
Bina Jaiswal
Bishekha Jaiswal
3
2071 BS/
2014 AD
Kavre
Bina Jaiswal
Monalisha Khamboo
Ashmita Adhikari
4
2073 BS/
2016 AD
Ilam
Sindira Joshi
Shanta Thapa
WCM Monalisha Khamboo
5
2073 BS/
2016 AD
Dhankuta
WCM Monalisha Khamboo
WFM Sujana Lohani
Sindira Joshi

3)National Teams:
No.
Year
Place
Champion
1st Runner-up
2nd Runner-up
1
2066 BS/
2009 AD
Lalitpur
Makhan Chess Club, Kathmandu
Kantipur Chess Club, Kathmandu
Friends of Nation Club, Bhaktapur
2
2068 BS/
2011 AD
Lalitpur
Kathmandu Chess Club, Kathmandu
Macchindra Club, Kathmandu
Hetauda Chess Club, Makawanpur
3
2070 BS/
2013 AD
Lalitpur
Goldengate Chess Club, Kathmandu
Lalitpur District Chess Association, Lalitpur
Battisputali Youth Club, Kathmandu

4)National Veteran/Seniors:
No.
Year
Place
Champion
1st Runner-up
2nd Runner-up
1
2065 BS/
2008 AD
Lalitpur
Jagat Bahadur Shakya
Sitaram Agrawal
Ratna Bahadur Tandukar
2
2068 BS/
2011 AD
Lalitpur
Rabindra Shakya
Rajendra Prasad Shrestha
Bijay Man Shrestha
3
2070 BS/
2014 AD
Lalitpur
Janardan Shrestha
Ganesh Man Duwal
Punyaman Karmacharya