Youngsters being coached in the game of chess
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December 9, 2022
Second annual Tyrone Jack Memorial Chess Championships takes place this weekend

Some 25 Chess players are expected to contest for top honours in the second annual Tyrone Jack Memorial National Chess Championships this weekend.

The contest, to take place at The University of the West Indies Open Campus will be held over two days, December 10-11 starting at 10:00 a.m each day.

A release from the St Vincent and the Grenadines Chess Federation (SVGCF), said that for the first time there will be a youth category which will constitute players 18 years and under among them, students of secondary schools.

A new feature of the 2022 championships will be a session designed to educate beginners about the basics of the game which will also be open to teachers so they can begin to teach Chess at their respective schools.

Players will be awarded cash prizes, trophies, and national titles at the end of the championships and a youth Chess wizard will receive a prize following an assessment on Sunday, December 11.

Chinedu Enemchukwu is the defending national Chess champion.

The Federation said it also hopes to use this national championship to identify a group of youth players for possible selection to represent St. Vincent and the Grenadines at regional and international championships.

Chinedu Enemchukwu is the defending national Chess champion.

This years championship is part sponsored by Bally & Bally Investment Ltd, The University of the West Indies Open Campus, and CG Productions who are expected to make remarks at the closing ceremony.

Remarks will also come from the SVG Chess Federation.