Jun 01, 2012 Sports
The Independence anniversary TOPCO JUICES one-day Rapid Chess tournament is set for Sunday June 3 at the KEI-SHAR’S Sports Club, Hadfield Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown; registration starting at 09:00hrs and competition beginning one hour later.
Alexis Langhorne, Sales Manager of Demerara Distillers Limited under whose brand “TOPCO JUICES” the competition is being sponsored, presented the cheque yesterday to President of the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) Shiv Nandalall at the tournament venue.
Ms. Langhorne in remarks observed that Chess is a small but growing sport and said her company will continue to play its part in the continued growth of the game; adding that DDL has been working with the GCF since its resuscitation and her company is quite pleased with its progress.
It is the second Chess tournament so far this year being sponsored by Demerara Distillers Ltd. under its TOPCO brand.
Nandalall thanked the DDL Executive for maintaining her company’s support. He noted that the local Chess body is always planning competitions with the objective of allowing players to test their skills regularly.
The Swiss System tournament consists of seven rounds with a time limit of 40 minutes per game. The tournament is open to all male and female players in both the senior and junior categories. Tournament fee for senior non-members is $500.00 and juniors $300.00.
Members of the Guyana Chess Federation will pay a reduced fee. Cash prizes and medals are at stake.
Interested players can contact Irshad Mohamed on 664 1650 or Shiv Nandalall on 225 8270 during office hours for further details.
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