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Farley takes chess league

Farley takes chess league

International master Terry Farley has hit the front of the second qualifier for the 2017 Digicel Barbados National Chess Championships after he defeated previous leader Kemp Lynch in their round six clash last Thursday evening at the Bridgetown Chess Centre. With this result Farley now takes the lead with five points, a half of a point […]

Corbin takes chess lead

Corbin takes chess lead

After three rounds of the five in the KSM National Seniors Chess championship, FIDE master Dr Philip Corbin is in the soul lead with a maximum of three points. Dr Corbin defeated Mark Lowe over the weekend in his third round match with a polished performance, where he took a one-pawn advantage into the endgame […]

Much at stake in chess battles

Much at stake in chess battles

The opening round of the 2017 BOA Heroes Day Masters saw some intense battles among the players in this section yesterday. Non-titled players are seeking seven points out of a possible nine to qualify for an International Master norm. International Master Kevin Denny, Barbados’ most decorated player and many times national champion, showed that he […]

HC seeking chess title

HC seeking chess title

Defending divisional champions, Harrison College will be playing with a special incentive when the Massy United Insurance Secondary Schools Chess Championship climaxes next month. Kolij, the Under-15 and Under-20 champions will be saying goodbye to FIDE Master Yu Tien Poon from the ranks of secondary schools chess and are aiming to give him a winning send-off. Poon, […]

Prescod out front in chess tourney

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 […]

Bajans beat up on Palau

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 […]

Winning school teams rewarded

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 […]

Husbands, Poon start well in tourney

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, […]

Juniors show their mettle in chess

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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