Schools battle for honours as National Chess Championship gets underway
Several schools are currently competing for honours at the Guyana Chess Federation’s National Schools Chess Championship which got underway at the Old Guyana National Service Sports Complex, Carifesta Avenue Georgetown yesterday morning.
Several schools have already responded to invitations dispatched by the Chess Federation and would comprise those competing for the title.
Schools that are already registered are St. Stanislaus College, Bishop High School, Bartica Secondary School, President’s College, Marian Academy, Diamond Secondary School, Mackenzie High School, West Demerara Secondary School and Rosignol Secondary School.
Schools can enter two teams of four players each for the team category and two players for the individual category.
Interested schools, not yet registered are asked to register with Tournament Director, Irshad Mohammed on 664-1650 by Friday.
The tournament will be played according to the Swiss system and consists of eight rounds.
A time control of one hour thirty minutes is allotted per game. Play is set to start at 09:30 am on competition days.
The tournament is sponsored exclusively by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports.