Top chess players in action as Chess Federation stages rapid chess tournament tourney
The cream of the crop will battle for top honours when the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) presents a one-day rapid tournament at the KEI-SHAR’S Sports Club, 1 Hadfield St. Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown on Sunday June 26 next.
In what is expected to be a tournament of riveting rivalry between players the likes of national champion, Taffin Khan and his predecessor, Wendell Meusa, the junior players would also attempt to dominate the proceedings. Participants will be allotted 20 minutes per game in the seven round Swiss System format.
The faster version of the game promises a tense display of skills between the top seeds in vast comparison to slower versions when players are allowed hours per game. Rapid chess games are contested for a maximum time period of 40 minutes.
The tournament is open to all chess players and a registration fee of five hundred dollars will be taken for non member adults, while registered members pay a registration fee of three hundred dollars. Junior players pay a $200 registration fee.
Members of the public and chess enthusiasts are encouraged to visit the venue in support of the players. The tournament is sponsored exclusively by the Trophy Stall of Bourda Market. The organizers received the sponsorship cheque and trophy from representative Petal Badrie. President of the Chess Federation, Shiv Nandalall received the gift on behalf of his organization.