Ever since James Bond became the standard bearer for local chess, the concept for the administration of the game is shifting. We are being refreshed by a new insight into the development of chess. It seems as though the emphasis is heading towards amassing new members for the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF). If this is so, such action promises to be a worthwhile cause. The column has tirelessly been advocating the cultivation of new members for the GCF. Now at long last it seems to be taking form.
Years ago, chess was a robust pastime in Berbice. Kriskal Persaud from Rose Hall won both junior and senior national championships. Russian grandmaster Vladimir Anatoshin visited Berbice and played some simultaneous games there. There was once an East Coast Chess Association and members met at the Lusignan Community Centre. The East Coast produced Edan Warsali from La Bonne Intention who represented Guyana at the …to continue reading this article, please subscribe. Already a subscriber ? Sign In