Friday, December 4, 2015, Agrahayan 20, 1422 BS, Safar 21, 1437 Hijri

Walton Premier Division Chess begins on Sunday
Sports Reporter
Published :Friday, 4 December, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 9
Walton Premier Division Chess League-2015 is beginning on Sunday at 11:00 am at the National Sports Council Auditorium at Paltan in Dhaka.
A lot of local and foreign Grand Masters, International Masters, International Women Masters, Fide Masters and top rating chess players will participate in the nine-day event.
The players will play for ten teams including defending champions Bangladesh Navy, Pritam-Prism Chess Club of Narayanganj, Sheikh Russel Memorial Sporting Club, Leonine Chess Club, Sultana Kamal Smriti Library, Sonali Bank Sports & Recreation Club and Golden Sporting Club.
Among them, Sk Russel team is going to play the league for the first time which got the right to play the Premier Division from Srijon Chess Club.
On the other hand, Sonali Bank Sports & Recreation Club and Golden Sporting Club were promoted to the Premier Division from the last year's first division.
Every team will include four regular and two reserve players and the league will be held in round-robin league system.
The champions and runners-up team will be awarded taka 50 and 25 thousand as prize money while the third placers will get taka 15 thousand as prize money.
Besides, every highest scorer team on the board will be given Board Award.
The number draw of the event will be held on Saturday evening at the National Sports Council Auditorium.
KM Shahidullah, Chairman of the tournament committee, said at a press meet on Thursday that the Chess Federation had been regularly organising three yearly events, Premier Division, First Division and Second Division Chess League.
He said that they were trying to increase the prize money for the winners and they gradually would do so.

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