Before the end of the first quarter of 2021, a strenuous effort should be made for the election of office bearers of the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) to be held. The election was cancelled last year, because of restrictions enforced owing to COVID-19.
Office bearers were elected for a one-year period in 2019. At that election, Frankie Farley succeeded James Bond as president of the GCF. The election is vital since funding from the World Chess Federation (FIDE) to the GCF hinges on it being held. FIDE requires democratic values for its 195 chess federations. Chess is arguably one of the oldest and most popular mental sports on our planet.