Enriching experience envisaged as Chess Federation hosts inaugural Fair
The Guyana Chess Federation would be hosting the inaugural Chess Fair at the Carifesta Sports Complex Ground, Carifesta Avenue, Georgetown, next Saturday December 12. Activities would coincide with a Fun Day.
Administrators of the Federation will utilize this forum to promote chess thus popularizing the sport. Organizers have intimated that they are anxious to remove the myth that tabs the sport as extremely difficult game to play. Contrastingly, these administrators believe that chess can be learnt by almost anyone regardless of gender and social status. The ruling body has embarked on a mission to enlighten persons on the intricacies of the sport. They would be targeting young people and their parents as the principal target.
Towards this end, a special booth will be set up where representatives of the Chess Federation would be available to distribute learning material while answering related questions about the game. Parents would also be advised on ways to encourage children to become involved. National Senior Chess Champion, Wendell Meusa, will demonstrate the finer aspects of the sport. He will play blindfolded while engaged in an exhibition game.
This feat is considered an unusual but exciting aspect of the game. Participants would also get a chance to witness Blitz chess, an aspect of the game similar to One Day Cricket as against test matches.
Admission to the fair is $200 but children under six years are free. Tickets are available at KEI-SHAR’S Gift Shoppe, Camp Street and the store’s Regent Street location.