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 team of five players per team and 2 reserves. A win was worth two points, a draw one point and a loss no points. A maximum of ten points per match was on offer.
The Charles F Broome “A” team was made up of Yeshua Hill, Azaria Johnson, Jaydon Gill, Vanessa Greenidge, Gabryanna Moore with Jalesa Best as reserve. All the first 5 players will receive board prizes as having the best scores on their respective boards. In the final round, Charles F Broome dismissed St Gabriel’s 10-0.
Finishing in second spot were Charles F Broome “C” on 39 points. They took their destiny in their own hands when in the last round, they defeated a plucky Lawrence T. Gay “A” team 6-4, in a match they could not afford to lose.
For Charles F Broome “C”, Joshua Harris, Dominic Small and Gabriel Murray won their respective games. However, Ashebe Hope and Jerem Gittens fell to Nicholas Russell and Elisha Ifill of the opposing team. This loss pushed Lawrence T Gay “A” down into fourth spot overall on 34 points.
The Milton Lynch “A” team finished in third position. In the last round, they crushed a depleted St. Cyprian’s “A” team 10-0 with victories for Kevion Perch, Christian Gill, Kimahri Holder, Damani Layne and T’equan Pinder. This put Milton Lynch “A” on 38 points, just one point below the second place finishers.
Other final round results saw St Judes, St Cyprian’s “B”, Milton Lynch “B”, Ursuline Convent, St Angela’s and Providence all winning by identical 8-2 scores against their respective opponents Wesley Hall, Eagle Hall, Lawrence T Gay “B”, St. Giles and Charles F Broome “B”.