GCF to host two rapid chess tournaments


The Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) has announced it will end the year with two exciting one-day rapid chess events.

According to a release from the GCF, players will compete in nine rounds under a time control of 10 minutes per player with a one-second increment after each move.

The Junior Tournament is set for December 31st, 2022, and is open to all chess players born after January 1st, 2002.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers and the best female player while the grand prize is $30,000.

The second-place winner will receive $20,000, third place is $10,000 and the best female receives $10,000.

The registration fee for the Junior Tournament will be $1000.

The Open Tournament will be held on January 2nd, 2023.

The top player in the event will receive $50,000 cash while the second prize is $30,000, third prize $20,000 and the best female will be awarded $20,000.

This tournament is open to players of all ages.

Registration fee is All registration must be done online and be submitted by 18:00hrs on the day prior to each tournament.

The GCF indicated Registration fees can be paid through MMG.

Games start at 09:00hrs each day. Players are asked to assemble at the School of the Nations tournament venue by 08:45hrs.

The default time for both events is five minutes.

All participants, accompanying adults and other spectators attending the events are advised to take necessary safety precautions as the COVID-19 pandemic is still a threat.

The GCF stated that if a player shows any signs of COVID-19 symptoms, such as a cough, cold, fever, and constant sneezing, whether it is just before or during the tournament, they will not be allowed to play or continue playing in the tournament.

The Federation is looking forward to a vibrant and exciting tournament organised by the Youth Committee and supervised by Committee Chair FM Anthony Drayton.

More so, they expressed sincere thanks to all its members, friends, and sponsors for their tremendous support and participation over the past year and wishes all Guyanese a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

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