An inter-university chess championship, organized by BRAC University Chess Club and sponsored by Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited, will be held at BRAC University from 25th September to 27th September, 2017. Thus, a press conference was organized at the National Press Club on 27 July, 2017, to announce the upcoming championship.
Mr. A.K.M. Sadeque Nawaj, General Manager of Marketing at Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest, and Lady Syeda Sarwat Abed, Director of BRAC Institute of Languages (BIL), BRAC University, was present as the Special Guest. During the conference, Mr. Niaz Murshed, the first Grandmaster from South Asia, presented the key-note paper on the importance of chess in education. In addition, Mr. Haroon Or Rashid, International Arbiter, explained the rules and regulations of the tournament. Mr. Shams Ud Duha, Lecturer at BIL and Advisor of BRAC University Chess Club, moderated the session.
Speakers at the conference informed the audience that this championship has been organized to promote chess at the university level in the country and that any university can participate in this championship. In this team-based event, a team will consist of four core players and two reserve players. It will follow the international rules and regulations of the game prescribed by the World Chess Federation. Also, there will be cash prizes for the top three teams (1st prize−40,000, 2nd prize−25,000 and 3rd prize−15,000) along with some category prizes. Interested universities may visit BRAC University website to gather more information.