Guy Burns in India

Guy Burns (rear centre) and other contestants at Gokarna tournament
Guy Burns (rear centre) and other contestants at Gokarna tournament

Kapiti chess man does well in contest at Indian yoga farm

By Alan Tristram

Kapiti Chess Club’s Guy Burns, currently residing in South India for six months, has come second at the 17th Gokarna International Chess Tournament in India.

The event, held at the Namaste Yoga Farm, Kudle Beach, Karnataka, attracted an international field of 15 players from India,

Germany, France, Spain and New Zealand.

The local Indian player Sumeet Kattige took honours for the event, with Vzacheslav Khan from Kazakhstan taking 3rd place.

The Gokarna International Chess Competition held yearly at the Yoga Farm, attracts entries from locals and international visitors who are in the area.

Two rounds of chess are played over two days using a Swiss based format, with 15 players competing in the event,

The Namastae Yoga Farm sponsors the event providing the venue, organising equipment and publicising the event.

Guy Burns told KIN he intends to head for Europe after his six months in India — and hopes to be back in Kapiti in December.