‘Mujib Barsho’ first-ever Women’s Chess League begins today (Wednesday) at the Crown-Hall of Asia Hotel & Resorts.

Jissan Mirza, president of Punak,  will formally inaugurate the meet as the chief guest while BCF general secretary Syed Shahab Uddin Shamim and Abu Jubaid Mohammad Rassel, senior manager, marketing of Akij Ceramics will present as special guests.

Anjuman Ara Aksir, executive member and chairman, women’s chess committee of BCF will preside over the opening ceremony.

The nine-day league, organized by BCF under the financial assistance of Akij Ceramics, will be held in a round-robin league system. All participating teams will be given financial support from the BCF.

Prize money, trophies and medals will be given to the champion, runners-up and third place teams.

The participating teams in the Women’s Chess League are Bangladesh Police, Shahin Chess Club, Uttara Central Chess Club, Bangladesh Navy, Titas Club, Sheikh Russell Chess Club, Sonali Bank Sports and Recreation Club, Rupali Bank Sports Parisad, Sultana Kamal Smirity Pathagar and Basir Memorial Chess Club