Century 21 Guyana onboard National Under-16 Rapid Chess


Century 21 Guyana, a real estate company, will primarily sponsor the highly anticipated National Under-16 Rapid Chess Tournament that returns on Monday, July 3, at Marian Academy.

In a media release, the Guyana Chess Federation indicated that Under-16 players have until 17:00h on July 2 to register in either the Open or Girls category.

Trophies will be awarded at the end of the one-day event for the top three players and the Best U8, Best U10, and Best U12 players in each category.

Each match will be played under a time control of 20 minutes per player with a 5-second increment after each move.

This tournament promises to be the most intense and impressive yet, fueled by the booming chess in schools program momentum.

The passion and dedication exhibited by the younger generation of chess enthusiasts promise exciting competition.

The reigning male and female 2022 Under-16 champions Kyle Couchman and Italy Ton Chung are returning to defend their coveted titles.

Queen’s College student Couchman remains one of the most active chess players across youth and open tournaments, having copped the Under-14 Rapid Tournament title just a few months ago.

St. Stanislaus College student Ton Chung also ranks among the strongest for Under-16 female players, having demonstrated consistent prowess over the years.

This tournament will also serve as a platform for selecting some players for the upcoming CAC Youth Chess Festival to be held in Trinidad in August, attracting players from the entire Caribbean region.

Registration is free for members of the Guyana Chess Federation. Children who are not registered with the Federation and still wish to compete can pay a fee of $2000 via MMG.

Online registration is required for the tournament. Inquiries can be made to 707-4529 for more information.

The Guyana Chess Federation would like to thank Marian Academy for their unwavering support in providing the venue for the tournament and to extend heartfelt gratitude to Century 21 Guyana, the generous sponsor of this event.

Their support has paved the way for the further advancement of youth chess in Guyana.

The action commences at 09:00h.

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