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CAPI to organise lightening meet, signing MoU with academies

Written by: Staff

Kolkata, Aug 25 (UNI) The Chess Players' Association of India (CPAI) is organising a lightening day-long chess tournament along with signing a Memorandum of Understanding with academies across the country for popularising the game.

Talking to UNI Grandmaster Dibyendu Barua and spokesperson of CPAI said, ''We are planning to tie up with different academies across the country to provide them with materials of the game and the knowledge base.

''The academies will have to organise one International Masters and one Grandmasters Coaching programme alternating every year. They will have to sign an MoU with us for which we will charge a nominal fee and also provide them with grandmasters and International Masters for their coaching, of course at an additional nominal cost,'' Barua said.

Initially CPAI will be tying up with 10 academies across the country spread over Kolkata, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh and Chennai.

The CPAI meeting that was held at Tollygunge Club today also decided that on October 5, CPAI will have a day-long lightening chess tournament simultaneously at five cities. The top three players from each city will then head for Pune for the final. The date of the final has not yet been decided yet.

The CPAI is also looking at long-term corporate partnership for which they are making a presentation that will be digitised and given to various MNCs and big houses for their patronage.

''We will meet them, explain our cause and try to get long-term partnership,'' he said.

An Internet chess tournament is also in the pipeline.

The meeting was attended among others by GM Abhijit Kunte, Dipankar Chakraborty, GM Nilotpal Das, GM Surya Sekhar Ganguly, G Sarvannan and GM Nisha Mohta, besides GM Dibyendu Barua.


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