Husbands keeping rest of pack in check

Central America and Caribbean Boys’ Under-14 gold medallist and defending Sagicor Under-20 Junior Chess Champion, Orlando Husbands of The Lodge School, is on track to defend his title successfully and join an exclusive club of repeat Sagicor Open Junior winners.†

Husbands tops the Under-20 leader board with a perfect score of 5 points after dispatching schoolmate and Barbados Under-14 champion, Yu Tien Poon in Round 3, Guyana Under-20 champion Haifeng Su in Round 4 and Asabi Layne from the UWI Cave Hill Academy of Sport in Round 5.†

Poon, who started the tournament as top seed, is in second position with 4 points, having recovered from his third round loss with wins against Lawrence Depradine of Barbados Community College and Guyana’s junior champion Haifeng Su.†

Su, Layne, and Depradine share a four way tie for third place, on 3 points, with Girls Under-20 CARIFTA gold medallist, Katrina Blackman of the UWI Cave Hill Academy of Sport.†

In the Sagicor Under-16 age Category Jakeel Harewood, all of The Lodge School, forged ahead of the field with wins against Central American and the Caribbean Girls Under-16 bronze medallist, Gabrielle Cumberbatch of Harrison College in Round 3,†top seed and school mate Bryan Prescod of The Lodge School in Round 4 and Foundation School’s Allon Richards in Round 5.†

Harewood, in first position on 5 points is trailed by his twin brother Jerome Harewood, Bryan Prescod, Allon Richards and Trinidad’s Sylvan Yearwood, all of whom on 4 points for second position.†

For the Sagicor Under-12 category, the Trinidad and Tobago sister and brother pair of Shannon and Sean Yearwood top the standings on 4 ? points having drawn their third round match against each other.†Giovani Warner of Arthur Smith Primary is in third place with 4 points followed by Shane Skinner of St. Cyprian Boys, who is in fourth position on 3 ? points. (PR)††

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