Sep 16, 2012 Sports Comments Off on Intense rivalry anticipated in Topco Juices National Junior Championships precursor
Intense rivalry for chess honours is anticipated when the nation’s best junior players convene this morning for the TOPCO 2012 National Championship Qualifiers Tournament, under the auspices of the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF), slated to get underway at the KEI-SHAR’S Sports Club, Hadfield St. Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown.
Subsequently, the top seven players will go on to challenge National Junior Champion Haifeng Su for his crown in a tournament to be staged later in the year. The organizers said that only players younger than 20 years are eligible for participation in the seven rounds tournament. Registration begins at 9:00hrs and the competition commences one hour later.
Meanwhile, DDL Sales Manager, Alexis Langhorne visited the tournament venue and handed over the sponsorship cheque to President of the Guyana Chess Federation, Shiv Nandalall, even as she reaffirmed her company’s support to the development of chess. Ms Langhorne pointed out that her company is very pleased with the operations of the GCF and said that executives of her firm were delighted to partner with the organizers towards the development of the sport.
Mr. Nandalall expressed delight at DDL’s corporate intervention saying that the input would go a far way in the efforts of his officials in the continued development of the game.
Four rounds will be contested today while the final three rounds would be played next Sunday, September 23.
The tournament fee is $600 for non-members of the GCF, while members will pay a reduced fee of $200 each.
Prizes would also be awarded to the Best U-13 and U-16 players, while the top seven performers will qualify for a shot at Haifeng Su’s title.
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