Guam Echecs (Island Chess) recently was approved as an affiliate member to the Federation Internationale des Echecs (FIDE).
Guam Echecs now can send a chess team from Guam to play in the Olympiads anywhere in the world. Individual players also can participate in zonal or regional championships in the Oceania or Asia-Pacific region.
Guam Echecs will hold another major chess tournament by skill levels 1-5 at the Agana Shopping Center on Nov. 26 and 27 and Dec. 4 and 11 to determine the Guam Chess Champion and top ten players from Guam.
Those interested in competing should register early at the McDonalds in Harmon every Sunday afternoon. For more information, call Leon Ryan at 788-1631.