Asian Open Chess Tournament begins in Hetauda

Published On: November 29, 2023 01:55 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

MAKWANPUR, Nov 29: A regional-level chess competition commenced in Hetauda today. 

A total of 86 players from Nepal, India, Bangladesh and Sri-Lanka are taking part in 'Hetauda Cup Asian Open Chess Tournament-2023' which will conclude on December 3. 

The first prize of the Championship is Rs 125,000 followed by Rs 75,000 for the second prize and Rs 40,000 for the third position. Likewise, Rs 25,000 and Rs 20,000 will be given away as consolation prizes. 

According to Nepal Chess Association, Makwanpur district chair Manoj Shrestha, cash prizes will be given to those players securing the positions within the top ten. 

As he said, 38 players will receive cash prizes in different categories. It is expected to cost Rs 6.2 million to organize the tournament.  

It was inaugurated by Suryalal Bhandari, the member-secretary of Sports Development Council, Bagmati Province. 



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