Following a lengthy hiatus where they had engaged in practice sessions, chess players resumed their battle for top honours when the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) commenced the 2016 season with the first of a seven-round
tournament at the National Racquet Centre, Woolford Avenue, yesterday afternoon.
Senior National Champion, Wendell Meusa sent out an ominous message to his detractors when he registered a win over Rashad Hussain, while Owen Mickle and Jason Wills battled to a draw. Roberto Neto then triumphed over Jessica Callender, while former Junior Champion, Anthony Drayton brushed past Aslam Hussain.
While most of the games lasted for its stipulated three hours duration, Errol Tiwari needed just about an hour to register a victory over rookie, Ghansham Allijohn. Gabriel Ferrer is one of the diplomats from the Mexican Embassy and he started his trek with a definitive win over John Wong. Former junior and senior champion, Taffin Khan benefited from a bye but should be in action when the second round commences this morning.
Ron Motilall also notched up a point after prevailing over Kristoff Persaud. Loris Nathoo also ended in winners’ row over Kenrick Braithwaite, while Frankie Farley triumphed over Davion Mars in a keenly contested match.
Activities continue today with another two rounds. The players return next Saturday for another two rounds while the tournament concludes next Sunday, also with two rounds.
The Trophy Stall, of Bourda Market, the City Mall and South Road, is the sponsor of the tournament and has donated several beautiful trophies for the respective winner and runners-up. President of the Guyana Chess Federation, Irshad Mohamed, functioned as the Tournament Director.
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