Pakistan's Premier 29th National Chess Championship 2014
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 09:14
Pakistan's premier 29th National Chess Championship 2014, is set to start on 25th April in Lahore. The Championnship will be an 11-round event played on Swiss League basis. 96 players have been selected to participate in the National Championship on the basis of their performance in provincial zonal championships. The defending champion IM Mahmood Lodhi faces a tough challange from his younger compatriots this year.
Other events and activities on the side lines of the Championship have been spread out on different locations in the historical city. The inauguration ceremony and meetings of technical delegates will take place in Faletti's Hotel. Build in 1880, the building is a National Heritage Site while the the Hall no. 2 of the International School of Arts has been earmarked as the main playing area which is situiated on the banks of the serene Lahore Canal.
The Championship is spread on 6 days to be played till 30th April. On the next day after the closing ceremony the Pakistan Chess Federation's general secretary will inaugurate a series of tournaments for selection of players for 2014 National Junior Chess Championship due to take place in May. The first tournament of the series will take place in Karachi.
A corridor of the Faletti,s Hotel. This is one of 272 buildings protected under Punjab Special Premises Protection Ordinance 1985
A view of the sedentary and picturesque Lahore Canal
Any of the well prepared young rivals may stage an upset to the defending champion
Inauguration Ceremony of 29th National Chess Championship will take place in a National Heritage Building
Mahmood Lodhi IM, the defending National Champion.