What if Guyana hosted the Umada Cup?

Event: The Umada CupĀ 

Location: Georgetown, Guyana

Host: Guyana Chess Federation

Date: Someday in the future

 

Preamble:

20131215chessThe Umada Cup is the premier Caribbean chess championship competition which is held annually, and is sponsored by FIDE, the governing body of world chess. Guyana hosted the first-ever Caribbean Chess Championship at the Pegasus Hotel in September 1975. From among the participating Caribbean nations, Cuba placed first and Guyana was second.

I am sitting in the tournament hall of a prominent city hotel awaiting the start of the Umada Cup. Webster saunters through the entrance. He always comes early; paradoxically, however, he travelled from Region One in the north-west vicinity of Guyana. We exchange pleasantries. Webster enquires about the overseas competition, who number one dozen Caribbean territories, and who are still at breakfast…..