Chess fed­er­a­tion hon­ours na­tional cham­pi­onship win­ners

Stabroek News Sunday - - RECENT EVENTS REVIEW SATURDAY, MAY 26 TO FRIDAY JU -

Two Fri­days ago, on May 25, the Guyana Chess Fed­er­a­tion (GCF) held a prize-giv­ing cock­tail re­cep­tion at the Na­tional Rac­quet Cen­tre to honour the win­ners of the na­tional men, women and ju­nior cham­pi­onships in ad­di­tion to the at­trac­tive Clash of Cham­pi­ons chess tour­na­ment.

Er­rol Ti­wari was be­stowed with a tro­phy for his lengthy con­tri­bu­tion to the game.

Di­rec­tor of Sport Christopher Jones of­fi­ci­ated at the cer­e­mony in the ab­sence of the GCF Pres­i­dent James Bond, who was on pro­fes­sional travel duty. Jones was as­sisted by GCF Vice-Pres­i­dent Ir­shad Mo­hammed.

Dur­ing the evening, speeches were read, and hand­shakes were ex­changed. There was an air of joy. It seemed that every­one at the re­cep­tion un­der­stood that chess is go­ing places with im­me­di­acy as FIDE ti­tles are be­ing con­tem­plated.

Mean­while, the an­nual and no­table Alti­box Nor­way Chess Tour­na­ment is un­der­way in Stavenger, Nor­way. World cham­pion Mag­nus Carlsen is the only player to have won so far af­ter three rounds. He de­feated his 2018 world cham­pi­onship chal­lenger Fabi­ano Caru­ana and Levon Aro­nian from a 10-player star-stud­ded field. Eyes from the chess world are cen­tred on the tour­na­ment since it may well give an in­di­ca­tion of what will take place at the world cham­pi­onship match in Novem­ber.

The John­son sisters, Nel­lisha (left) and Waveney (right) flank their chess coach Rai Sharma at the pre­sen­ta­tion of prizes re­cep­tion hosted by the Guyana Chess Fed­er­a­tion at the Na­tional Rac­quet Cen­tre re­cently. Nel­lisha and Waveney, stu­dents of Christ...

Di­rec­tor of Sport Christopher Jones (left) presents a tro­phy and a cheque to Wen­dell Meusa, the 2018 na­tional chess cham­pion, at the Rac­quet Cen­tre on Fri­day, May 25.

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