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On Saturday, March 25th 2023, young female chess players will have the opportunity to participate in “The Queen Side” Girls Chess Camp.
This one-day event is designed to provide up and coming players with a chance to learn chess tactics and advice from more experienced players in a relaxed and casual setting.
The camp will be held from 1pm to 5pm at the Duke Lodge in Kingston, and refreshments will be provided. The event is open to girls 18 years and under who are interested in learning more about chess, bonding with other chess players or who wish to improve their game.
One of the primary goals of “The Queen Side” Girls Chess Camp is to create a supportive and welcoming environment for young female chess players. Chess in Guyana has long been a male-dominated sport, and it can be intimidating for girls to participate in more formal settings such as tournaments or training sessions, especially when they are just starting out.
By providing a more relaxed and fun atmosphere, the camp aims to encourage girls to get involved in chess and to build their confidence as players. In addition, the camp will also offer opportunities for bonding and building a sense of community among female chess players.
The event will be led by experienced female chess players, who will provide instruction and guidance to participants. They will cover basic chess tactics and strategies, and offer tips on how to improve one’s game. Participants will also have the chance to play against each other and to receive feedback on their play.
Overall, “The Queen Side” Girls Chess Camp promises to be a day of fun, learning, and community-building for young female chess.
This is the second activity by the Women in Chess Committee for this year, the first being a similar event for senior women in chess held on the eve of the Committee’s one year anniversary at Java Coffee Bar and Bistro.
The provision of women-only spaces can play an important role in keeping a sport thriving, as it creates a supportive environment that allows women to build confidence, learn new skills, and compete at their highest level. Such spaces can also foster a sense of camaraderie among female athletes, which can help to increase their engagement and investment in the sport.
By creating a level playing field and welcoming diverse perspectives, sports can attract a wider range of participants, which can lead to growth, sustainability, and success in chess.
We hope to see many young girls come out and join us for this exciting event, as we work towards building a stronger and more inclusive chess community in Guyana.
Young girls interested in participating can message @guyanachess on Instagram or register on guyanachess.org.