Prize distribution ceremony of Sheikh Hasina Int'l Online Chess today
The prize distribution ceremony of Joytu Sheikh Hasina International Online Chess tournament will be held on Sunday at 11 am at Hotel La Meridian in the city.
State Minister for Youth and Sports Mohammad Zahid Ahsan Russell MP will be the chief guest in the prize distribution ceremony of the tournament, said Bangladesh Chess Federation (BCF) general secretary Syed Shahab Uddin Shamim to BSS.
He said Inspector General of Police (IGP) and Bangladesh Chess Federation (BCF) president and also president of South Asian Chess Federation Dr Benazir Ahmed will present as the special guest while Asian Chess Federation president Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Al Nehyan is expected to join virtually in the prize distribution ceremony as the special guest as well.
Canadian University Chairman Chowdhury Nafeez Sarafat will preside over the prize distribution ceremony, he added.
The total prize money of the tournament is U$$ 6,000 (six thousand) with the 1st prize U$$ 1200, 2nd prize U$$ 800, 3rd prize U$$ 500, 4th prize U$$-300, 5th to 9th prizes U$$ 200 each and 10th to 16th Prizes U$$ 100 each. The prize will be given to the winners'.
A total of seventy four chess players - 49 players from Bangladesh and 25 players from fourteen countries - took part in the prestigious tournament, sponsored by Canadian University of Bangladesh and organised by South Asian Chess Council in association with Golden Sporting Club. -BSS