Category: Chess

Prescod out front in chess tourney

After four of the seven rounds in the Barbados Under 20 national chess championship, one player leads with a maximum of four points from as many games, the number one seed in the tournament, Bryan Prescod of the University of the West Indies. Prescod can consider himself a little fortunate to have won all of […]

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Bajans beat up on Palau

Barbados’ Men’s team scored their first points at the 42th World Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan, when they crushed Palau 4 – 0 in second round action over the weekend. The Bajans got off to a flying start with FIDE masters Orlando Husbands from University of the West Indies, and national champion, FIDE master Yu […]

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Winning school teams rewarded

Proud parents, teachers and sponsors feted the Massy United Insurance primary and secondary schools chess champions over the weekend with their respective prizes after another excellent season. Corie Elcock, ironically the same coach of the winning schools Charles F. Broome and Queens College respectively, was smiling the brightest as they took away the lion share […]

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Husbands, Poon start well in tourney

Barbadian Fide Masters Orlando Husbands and Yu Tien Poon have made a good start in the CAC Under-20 Chess Championship being played in El Salvador. This year’s championship sees 25 of the region’s top junior players vie for the title of CAC Junior Champion which also confers the International Master title on the winner. Husbands, […]

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Juniors show their mettle in chess

Jadyn Gill of Charles F Broome edged out Dominic Jackman on tie-break to claim the 2016 Under-10 national chess championship from a field of 22 players last Saturday at the St Michael School. Both players finished with five and a half points after they had drawn their head to head encounter and had won their […]

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Charles F. Broome are chess champs

Charles F Broome are the champions of the 2016 Massy United Inter-school Team Chess Championship. Competing at the St Michael School, Charles F Broome “A” dominated proceedings with a maximum of 60 points from a possible 60. They won all of their six matches by a score of 10-0. The tournament was played with a […]

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Charles F Broome wins inter-school Chess Championship

Charles F Broome Memorial School’s “A” team dominated the recent 2016 Massy United Inter-School team chess championship, which was held at the St Michael School. Charles F Broome won all of their six matches by a score of 10-0 and walked away with the maximum 60 points. The tournament is played with a total of […]

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Hunte in charge

Anderson “Brickford” Hunte continues to lead the pack in the Majors division of the Henderson Layne Memorial Draughts Tournament. Hunte defeated club mate Eric “Fireman” Rice 2-0 in a fourth round match at the Christ Church Girls’ School yesterday before a power outage brought proceedings to a halt. Hunte also drew his first game against […]

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Big wins for Barbados in CARIFTA Chess

Led by a devastating clean sweep of the medals in the Boys Under-20, Barbados created CARIFTA Chess history today by being the first country to successfully win back-to-back tournaments as the curtain fell in St Croix for the 5th CARIFTA Chess Championships. The trio of FIDE Master Orlando Husbands, FIDE Master Yu Tien Poon and Brian […]

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Edwards takes chess title

Emar Edwards of Combermere is the new Under-18 national chess champion, while Kyle Sandiford of Harrison College has become the equivalent in the Under 16 section. They both claimed their respective titles as the Under 16 and 18 championship came to an end at the St Michael School last week. It was an exciting climax to the tournament as […]

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Poon leading chess standings

The 2015 Barbados Olympic Association National Chess Championships now has a new leader in Fide Master Yu Tien Poon of Harrison College. He has jumped into the lead with seven and a half points from eight games after long-term leader Bryan Prescod of The Lodge School stumbled to defeat in the last round. Poon has […]

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Poon the U20 chess champion

Yu Tien Poon, now of Harrison College, is the 2015 Under-20 chess champion of Barbados. He did this in fine style when he recently finished with six wins from his six games to finish a commanding point and a half ahead of the second place finisher Bryan Prescod of The Lodge School. Going into the […]

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