THE Wendell Meusa Chess Foundation and School of the Nations Chess Club will host two junior chess competitions over the weekend in the capital city.For Nations, it will be its first chess scholastic competition as it aims to resuscitate its chess club.School of the Nations is one of the schools with a Chess for Education programme from nursery to secondary level. Nations’ students not only benefit from the Chess for Education programme but the chess club also runs as an extracurricular activity for students who are mostly trained by FIDE National Instructor CM Wendell Meusa.In the competition, which starts this morning at the school’s auditorium, players will battle through five rounds with 30 minutes per player.Nations’ students and National junior players such as Joshua Khan and Jacob McDonald, who represented Guyana in CARIFTA this year, are set to participate in the multi-age group event, which will target players from as young as five years old all the way to upper high.Meanwhile, former National champion and FIDE Candidate Master Meusa will be hosting his fourth Junior Chess Championships on Sunday and next Saturday at the National Sport Resource and Racquet Centre.The Wendell Meusa Chess Foundation (WMCF) is the ‘Home of Chess Champions’ in Guyana as it continues to train many top national junior players.Operating since 2009 under its old name Royal Chess Academy, WMCF has produced national junior champions such as Cecil Cox, Ron Motilall and even FM Anthony Drayton found his talent there.With that said, WMCF 2019 Jr. Chess Championships will see Guyana’s current top national juniors such as the Lee brothers (Ethan and Ronan), Jaden Taylor, Jarrell Troyer, Chelsea Juma, the Johnson sisters (Waveney and Nellisha), Angel Rahim and Samirah Gobin.The entire CARIFTA team should be participating and the event is being played as FIDE-rated, which will make it more competitive and entertaining.The competition will run for seven rounds with one-hour sudden-death time control per player. Games will start at 09:00hrs and all games will be played under the rules and laws of FIDE.Registration fee is $1 000 per child and all interested persons can contact Ms Clarke on 669-4731 (Nations Chess Club Director) or Wendell Meusa on 664-0124 for more information.
by, Virgil Thomas, ChangingAging.orgTweet5Share2ShareEmail7 SharesHannah O’Hara Thomas passed away today. She lived 17-and-a-half years longer than anyone predicted. While it is so painful, tragic, and downright unfair that she left us after only 18 years, I believe that in that time she lived more fully and gave more than most people could in a 100 years.Hannah was born with a rare disease called Ohtahara Syndrome. Developmentally, her and her sister, Haleigh, never made it past six months; yet they have always had old souls. Hannah was the embodiment of wisdom, love, grace, and kindness. She passed her wisdom on to thousands of people around the world.Continue reading here.Related PostsHannah O’Hara ThomasFor all of her 18 years, Hannah O’Hara Thomas has mentored us all in the truth that each of us has a special gift to offer the world, no matter who we are or what life sends our way. More at www.edenalt.org.Green House Model and the Eden Alternative: Setting the stage for people to growBy Judith Meyers-Thomas When I gave birth to my first child I had no idea that it would be a lesson in empowerment. Haleigh Jane, who is just about to turn 18, was born with Otahara Syndrome. In the simplest … Continue reading →Hannah ThomasHannah may be able to leave the ICU today— hopeful…Tweet5Share2ShareEmail7 SharesTags: The Eden Alternative