[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) will open 2014 with a one-day rapid tournament on set for tomorrow, Sunday January 12.
The event which is set for the Carifesta Sports Complex, comes compliments of the Trophy Stall of Bourda Market and City Mall locations saw the proprietor Ramesh Sunich, pledge his support to the sport.
In the tournament, players would be allotted 20 minutes per game in the seven round tournament.
A number of trophies and medals will be at stake as well as cash prizes. Prizes would also be awarded to the Best Beginner (under13 years old), Best Under 16 and Best Female players.
The fee for the upcoming tournament is $500 for Senior non-members and $300 for Junior non-members.
Registration begins at 9:00hrs at the venue and the tournament starts at 10:00hrs
Players are reminded to renew their membership with the GCF for 2014 and pay lower tournament fees.
Members of the Federation may also become eligible to participate in tournaments overseas or vote at elections for GCF office bearers. The next election is set for Sunday February 2, 2014.
The annual membership fee for Seniors is $2,000 and $1,000 for Juniors (Under 20 years old).