Chess sisters! Nellisha, 16 (left) and Waveney Johnson, 17, enjoying a game of chess. The girls are students of Christ Church Secondary School and reside in Orealla. They learnt their chess in Orealla before coming to Georgetown. Nellisha is a member of the chess team that will represent Guyana at the 2018 Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia, in September.

The Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) has named the men and women’s teams who will represent Guyana at the 43rd Chess Olympiad in September in Batumi, Georgia. They are as follows in representative board order:


1. Wendell Meusa, national champion

2. Anthony Drayton 

3. Taffin Khan 

4. Loris Nathoo 

5. Glenford Corlette



1. Maria Varona-Thomas, national champion

2. Sherriffa Ali

3. Yolander Persaud

4. Nellisha Johnson

5. Sasha Shariff