National U-12 Chess championship to be held online


The Guyana Chess Federation will be hosting the National Under-12 Championships online on Saturday (January 15) with sponsorship from DeSinco Trading Limited, which has contributed G$150,000 to cover the cost of trophies and prizes.

This rapid championship will be hosted on the platform, with games beginning from 14:00h, the Federation has announced.

The tournament will feature seven rounds of play using the FIDE Swiss Pairing System with a time control of 15 minutes plus two second increment after each move. It will be open to all Guyanese chess players born after January 1, 2010.

Non-Guyanese nationals who have been living in Guyana for over one year are also eligible to participate, the Federation outlined.

Interested competitors can register on All registrations must be completed on by Thursday (January 13). Players will compete in an Open division and a Girls category.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in each division as well as the best Under-10 and Under-8 players.

Meanwhile, DeSinco Limited is proud to partner once again with the Guyana Chess Federation for the upcoming tournament.

Alicia DeAbreu, DeSinco’s Chief Executive Officer, remarked, “We are a company that strongly believes in giving back to the community in which we operate. We are proud to add this partnership to our list of corporate social responsibilities which we have done over the years. 2022 will be no different, and we are committed to assisting whenever and wherever our help is needed. DeSinco Limited wishes the participants of the tournament the best of luck. We hope they all continue to strive for excellence for future success. DeSinco Limited will always continue to support education and sports in Guyana for it is needed for our children.”

Vice-President Anand Raghunauth, speaking on behalf of the Federation, expressed gratitude to DeSinco Limited and said he looks forward to a successful and continued partnership in the future.

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