National Day chess tourney set for March

Fadhil Yunus

The Brunei & Muara Chess Championship Executive Committee with the collaboration of the Brunei Chess Federation and Aman Hills Shopping Centre will organised the 37th National Day Chess Rapid & Blitz Championship 2021 at the Aman Hills Shopping Centre on March 19 and 21.

The Rapid tournament will be played according to the Swiss system of nine rounds while the Blitz tournament will be played in 11 rounds.

Games in the Rapid tournament take 15 minutes with the addition of a three-second increment after each move while the Blitz tournament takes three minutes with the addition of a two-second increment after each move.

Players in the open category in the Rapid and Blitz tournaments as well as the under-20, under-16, under-12 and veteran aged 50 stands the chance to win prizes.

The Blitz tournament will also award the top two schools, which must have a minimum of three players and a teacher in charge.