National Day chess tourney on March 1-3

|      Khairil Hassan      |

THE Brunei Chess Federation invited the public to participate in the 35th National Day Chess Blitz and Rapid Championship 2019 on March 1-3 at the Brunei Chess Centre of the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex.

The Chess Blitz will start on March 1 at 2.30pm. The Rapid Championship will contest nine rounds with a single game for each round in swiss format.

The rate of play for the Rapid event is 15 minutes plus 10 seconds increment per move starting from move 1. In the Chess Blitz, the rate of play is three minutes, plus two seconds increment per move from move 1. The tournament will be played according to FIDE Law of Chess.

The entry fees for both events are BND25 for adults; BND15 for under-20s; BND10 for under-16s; and BND5 for under-12s.

Winners will receive cash prizes.

Registration closes tomorrow at 2pm. For inquiries, participants can contact Tournament Director of Brunei Chess Federation Muhammad Aliuddin bin Haji Azahari at 8126 037.