The second edition of the Qatargas Chess Championship, a chess tournament for children in the age group of 6 - 14 years, organized by the Qatar Chess Association will be held at the Copthorne Hotel Doha from 13 - 15 November 2014. The tournament is open to all residents of Qatar.
This was announced at a joint press conference held at the Qatargas Doha Head Office attended by Mansour Rashid Al Naimi, Public Relations Manager, Qatargas and Mohammed Ahmed Al Modaihki, General Secretary of the Qatar Chess Association.
Commenting on Qatargas’ support for the championship, Mohammed Ahmed Al Modaihki, General Secretary of the Qatar Chess Association, said: “We thank Qatargas for its continued support to this championship which will help to further promote the game of Chess in Qatar particularly amongst the youngsters. Last years’ tournament was a great success and we hope to attract even more participants this year. Chess, as we all know, has great benefits in terms of enhancing the mental skills of children and boosts their academic achievement. Qatargas’ support to this event underlines the Company’s commitment to the local community and its keenness in supporting the overall development of our young generation.”
Mansour Rashid Al Naimi, Qatargas Public Relations Manager said: “We are pleased to continue our support to the Qatar Chess Association in organizing this tournament, which will provide an excellent opportunity for young chess enthusiasts in Qatar to compete against each other and test their skills. Our support to the game of chess is part of a strategy we have adopted in promoting sporting activities that are gaining popularity in Qatar. The aim of this strategy is to help in nurturing young talents in the country by creating opportunities for them to develop further, thereby contributing to achieving the Human Development goals of Qatar National Vision 2030.”
Explaining further details of the tournament, Mr. Al Hitmi noted that the championship will start at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 November and will conclude by 8 p.m. on Saturday 15 November. Registration of players will begin at the Copthorne Hotel on Thursday, 13 November from 4 p.m. onwards.The championship will comprise a total of nine rounds with each round lasting up to 20 minutes. Valuable prizes are being offered to winners and participants.