[www.inewsguyana.com] – Irshad Mohamed has taken control of the local Chess Federation following their Annual General Meeting and elections recently.
Mohamed replaces fellow businessman Shiv Nandalall, who did not seek re-election after serving two consecutive terms running the sport locally.
Nandall took the reins of the sport from veteran player and enthusiast, Errol Tiwari. According to the new Chess boss, they are looking at development of the sport at the youth level.
“We want to tap into the schools and focus more on the growth and development of the game among the youth population,” Mohamed pointed out.
Meanwhile, another goal of the new Chess boss is to have Guyana compete at the Olympiad in Norway in August, with the aim of getting much needed exposure.
He also expressed his intention to have the federation host the CARICOM championship later this year. The new GCF head called on his executives to work in the best interest of the game’s development, while he urged stakeholders to play their part in ensuring progress is made during his tenure.
On his executive, Mohamed has George Vaughn as treasurer, Wendell Meusa as the chess trainer, Ronuel Greenidge as secretary, and Wayne Browne, who will be in charge of fundraising activities.
The committee members are Krishnanand Raghunanand, Maria Thomas and Ryan Singh.