The qualifying phase of the 30th National Women Chess Championship will start at the federation hall-room today.
It is an open event for all female players and there is no entry fee for the participation. Players can enrol their names before the start of play at the venue. The event will be held in Swiss-league system and the top eight players will qualify for the final round.
Reigning champion IWM Rani Hamid, runner-up WFM Samima Akter Liza, rated WFM Syeda Shabana Nipa and WFM Tanima Parveen will participate directly in the final phase.