Seven-round chess tournament starts Saturday
Guyana Chronicle
December 12, 2001

THE opening moves of seven-round chess tournament organised by the Georgetown Chess Club to revitalise the sport, will be made on Saturday at the Hotel Tower.

Local and foreign players are expected to be in battle for six days with next week Tuesday and Thursday being rest days.

Registration is open to all interested persons and will be from 11:00 - 13:00 hours on the first day. Participants are asked to walk with their sets and clocks.

Round one then starts at 13:00 hours, running to 18:00 hours. Round two and three will be staged on Sunday, the former from 11:00 - 16:00 hours and the latter from 18:00 - 23:00 hours.

The battles continue in round four on Monday from 18:30 - 23:00 hours. After the break on Tuesday, round five gets under way on Wednesday from 18:30 - 23:00 hours, then another break the next day.

Round six is fixed for Friday from 18:30 - 23:00 hours, and the seventh and final round will be on Saturday from 13:00 - 18:00 hours, with the presentation of prizes taking place shortly after.

The Georgetown Chess Club said the tournament is the start of reviving the local game in a structured way, leading to a resuscitation of the defunct Guyana Chess Federation.

Further plans include re-entering the international community as quickly as possible in the new year.