“Mujib Barsho” Premier Division Chess League
will begin tomorrow at Bangladesh Chess Federation (BCF) hall-room of
National Sports Council old building at 3 pm.
Tarafder Mohammad Ruhul Amin, managing director of SAIF POWERTEC Limited
and vice president of BCF is expected to inaugurate the league as the chief
This year eleven teams are participating in the chess league. The teams are
last year’s champions Bangladesh Police, last year’s runners-up SAIF Sporting
Club, Uttara Central Chess Club, Bangladesh Navy, Titas Club, Sheikh Russel
Chess Club, Janata Bank Officer Welfare Society, Bangladesh Biman, Sonali
Bank Sports and Recreation Club, Leonine Chess Club (promoted from 1st
Division) and Shaheen Chess Club (promoted from 1st Division Chess League.
The league will be held in a round-robin league system. The lowest ranked
team (one team) among the eleven participating teams will be relegated to the
first division chess league.
This time four grand masters and three international masters of
Bangladesh, eight grand masters, five international and six rated players
from India, and one grand master from Belarus are going to participate in the
league, organized by BCF and sponsored by SAIF POWERTEC Limited.
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)