Apr 05, 2013 Sports Comments Off on Banks DIH Ltd donates hefty sum as Chess players battle at Tain Campus
The nation’s top chess players have been engaged in intense battle in several competitions that have netted the top three players beautiful trophies. Those players will now battle for real stakes when Banks DIH Ltd, under its Malta Supreme brand stages a one-day Rapid Chess Tournament at Tain Campus, Corentyne, Sunday April 7, next.
The players would be contesting for prizes in excess of one hundred thousand dollars put up by the beverage giants and on Wednesday afternoon last, Secretary of the GCF, Vishnu Rampersaud, collected the sponsorship cheque from Clayton McKenzie, Brand Manager, non-alcoholic Malts (Banks DIH) at the company’s Thirst Park complex. The GCF official extended sincere gratitude to his benefactor.
Communications Manager of Banks DIH Ltd, Troy Peters was also at the forum and expressed delight on behalf of his company for being afforded an opportunity to contribute to the lives of the chess players. “We anticipate an exciting and competitive tournament and urge Berbicians to support the venture,” said Mr. Peters.
Mr. Nandalall thanked Banks DIH for the gift and said that the hefty package could serve as the catalyst for broader participation while intensifying the competitive spirit. “Chess is a mentally demanding sport, referred to as the “gymnasium of the mind,” he said. The GCF President said that the unselfish contribution of the beverage giants is a great motivating factor for players who would intensify the struggle for excellence. “In this regard, Banks DIH is proving beyond doubt that it is indeed “committed to excellence”, Nandalall concluded.
Players from Berbice will join their Georgetown counterparts to compete for the big money prize. Among those expected to compete are National Junior Champion Anthony Drayton and his senior counterpart Taffin Khan, former national champion, also a resident of Berbice, Kriskal Persaud and a host of competent players.
Registration begins at the venue at 9:00hrs and the first pawn would be pushed one hour later. The fee for players under 20 years is $300, while others would be required to pay $500 each. Members of the GCF would pay a reduced fee. The Swiss system competition consists of seven rounds and each player would be allotted 20 minutes on the clock during each of the seven matches. Clocks would be provided by the Federation.
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