The Wendell Meusa Chess Foundation (WMCF) will be starting its 2019 year the only way it knows how – by testing the skills of the nation’s players as early as possible.
The Foundation will host its first tournament of the year this weekend at the National Sports Resource Centre, Conference Room, Woolford Avenue. The tournament will act as a great warm-up for players who may want to get in the competitive mode early, given that the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) will soon be ready to host the national championships within the first quarter of the year.
The chess action will commence tomorrow, January 12 at 09:00h and will run until
Sunday, January 13.
The event will take on a Swiss format, which depends on the total number of players. There will be seven rounds of play in the event with a time control of 30 mins per player. The competition will be an open event for players of all ages and ratings. As such, the WMCF is urging players of all levels to get a taste of the competition.
Meanwhile, the Foundation will be multitasking on Saturday as it seeks to gather and share a detailed plan of its 2019 tournament participation. The Foundation will be hosting a PTA- like event for the parents of those players who benefit from the Foundation’s teachings.
On the tournament agenda for 2019, aside from the National Junior Championship and the smaller competitions that will be hosted by the Foundation, it will be focusing on the Central American and Caribbean Games (CAC) Chess Championships and the eighth CARIFTA Junior Chess Championships, which students have attended in the past year and have emerged successful.
The Foundation will also be looking to discuss the 2019 National Training Programme and the implementation of new chess clubs, policies and rules. With these and more events in mind, the WMCF is looking forward to a hectic and successful 2019.