KATHMANDU: Nepal Chess Association (NCA) is organising the first National U-19 and U-15 Chess Championship in Lalitpur on May 10 to 14.

The event features championships in both the boys and girls’ section, said NCA president Rajesh Hari Joshi here today. The top four players in each sections will be awarded with Rs 5,000,

Rs 3,000, Rs 2,000 and Rs 1,500 while others finishing at the top 10 will also get Rs 1,000 each. Furthermore, top three players will also get opportunities to represent Nepal at the Asian Chess Championships scheduled for Sri Lanka on July 1-7.

Chess lover Ganesh Lama sponsored Rs 1,00,000 to organise the tournament.