The Palay Chess Club and Indian Chess Academy will jointly conduct district-level open and school students' chess tournament at Swarnam Marriage Hall (near Bombay Theatre) on April 29 and 30.

According to secretary, Palay Chess Club, M.D. Scanny, the tournament will be held in five categories viz. LKG to III standard; IV standard to VI standard; VII standard to IX standard; X standard to XII standard; and open to all. Winners of first three places (for boys) and first two places (for girls) of categories 1 to 4 will be honoured with merit certificates and cups.

Cash prizes of Rs. 1,000, Rs. 750, Rs. 500, Rs. 300 and Rs. 200 will be given to the open category winners.

While the school students will have to pay the entry fee of Rs. 50, the fee will be Rs. 100 for the open category players.

Spot entries will be made from 7.30 a.m. to 9.30 a.m. on April 29.

Players should bring their own chess sets and chess clock. For more information players may contact 94433 86751, 94864 60974 and 98421 81128.