National junior championship qualifier starts next week

Flashback! This was the cover of the January 1977 chess magazine Ajedrez which was published by the Guyana Chess Federation. President of the federation Burnham is at centre. The occasion was a cocktail reception at the Residence for the first presentation of the Burnham Trophy to the winner of the National Chess Championship. From left are: Nigel Jagan, Wendell Jackman, Aftab Karimullah, Roy Khan and Michael Chan.  

The qualifier for the National Junior Chess Championship begins next Sunday, February 24, at the National Resource Centre, Woolford Avenue (opposite the Government Technical Institute). All school-aged youths are invited to participate in the championship which is a seven-round Swiss.

It continues on Saturday, March 2 and ends on Sunday, March 3. Players have one hour to contemplate their moves plus a five-second increment to boost their timings. Games begin at 10 am each playing day. ….

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