Dr. Chase senior chess championship launched

Vishnu Persaud collects the cheque from Mahesh Itwaru.

Geddes Grant Limited, a subsidiary of Neal and Massy Group of companies will be sponsoring the Senior Chess Championship under its Dr. Chase blood and nerve tonic brand. The seven day championship commences November 17.

Secretary of the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) Vishnu Rampersaud, said the championship will be very competitive given the seven contenders who will be challenging defending champion Taffin Khan for the title. The seven players are: Glenford Corlette, Craig Sylvester, Shiv Nandalall, Loris Nathoo, Kriskal Persaud, Frankie Farley and Maria Thomas. Thomas is the lone female in the championship.

Vishnu Persaud collects the cheque from Mahesh Itwaru.

Geddes Grant representative, Mahesh Itwaru said the company was pleased to be sponsoring the competition.

“I know it’s the first time for Dr. Chase, but last year we sponsored under Seven Seas. I am sure this event would be a great one because we have high hopes for the chess competition and I do wish everybody good luck.”

Itwaru said they decided to sponsor the competition under the Dr. Chase brand given the intense concentration that is expected of the players when competing.

President of the GCF Shiv Nandalall said the federation welcomes the support from the company and promises the competition to be a very successful one.

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