Harrison College are this year’s winners of the Under 13 section of the United Insurance Inter-school Chess Championship.
When the last round was played at the St. Michael School last weekend, the young Harrisonians destroyed the Lodge C team 10 – 0, reinforcing their position at the head of the participating teams.
The team of Ntin Mahtani, Anoush Pais, Giovanni Warner, Riyad Juman and Kai Hill won all five of their matches convincingly and finished on 46 points from a possible 50, a whopping 11 points ahead of their nearest challengers the perennial chess powerhouse of Lodge “A” team. The three players of Pais, Warner and Juman all won their five games played and it was around this nucleus that Harrison College were able to put together a commanding victory.
In second place were the Lodge A team of Cody Sargeant, Trey Edwards, Chad King, Nathan King, Shamar Barker and reserve Szechari Greene who won four of their five matches but made little headway against the Harrison College team going down 2-8 in their head to head encounter.
In third place were the St. Leonard’s Boys School on 24 points. The team of Michael Daniel, Tavron Gibson, Abyah Toussaint, Kymani Lopez and Dontre Husbands did themselves and their school proud as this was the first in many years that St. Leonard’s Boys had participated in the Inter-school chess championships.
Once a chess power this resurgence will give these young players some inspiration and hopefully they will continue to play and improve on their ability.
Rounding out the top four teams were Queen’s College on 20 points.