right, receives his trophy from Ashelle Romney of NALIS
played unbeaten to take the Under-10 title in E-Teck Open Junior
Chess Tournament held on Saturday at St Augustine Girls’ High
The nine-year old
Maria Regina Preparatory School pupil ended with a perfect score to
take top honours in the five-round Swiss- styled tournament.
It was Johnson’s second win in the series having won the same
division in last month’s event. The tournament sponsored by the
Evolving Tecknologies and Enterprise Development Company and
organised by the Trinidad and Tobago Chess Foundation, attracted 110
youngsters, who displayed competitive spirit, thoughtfulness and
The event was the second in a series of monthly tournaments intended
to help prepare juniors for the five-day international which comes
off from August 6 to 10. Jonathon Paul of Diamond Vale Government
Primary and Justin Labastide of the Holistic Primary School took
second and their places in the Under 10 section with four) points
Paul edged out Labastide with the application of the tie-break
system. Adam Marc Oliver of Arima Boys’s RC, Isaiah Baptiste of
Trinity Junior, Azikiwe Hinkson of Diamond Vale Government Primary
and Rishon Ramlogan of the Specialist Learning Centre trailed the
top three with three points each to take fourth top seventh places.
Haffiz Emamalie of Blackman’s Private School topped a field of 65
players in the Novice Division with a perfect score of five. The
tie-break gave his school mate Shakeith Ahston second place with
Joshua Maraj of Diamond Vale Government Primary third– both
finishing on four points each.
Play in the Under-14 section was sharpest with Jarryon Paul a pupil
of Diamond Vale Government Primary and Trinidad and Tobago’s
Under-12 champion regaining his ground to take the victory with a
perfect score of five points, after having to settle for second
place in last month’s event. Application of the tie-break gave Enzo
Kinsiona of Holy Cross College second place followed by Vishnu Singh
of Presentation College, Chaguanas and Garth Williams third and
fourth places respectively.
Each of the players ended with four points. In the Under 20
category, St’. Mary’s College’s Keron Cabralis, the national Under
18 and Under-20 champion took the top spot with a perfect score of
Brandon Forde of Fatima College sewed up the second place in yet
another tie-break with three players ending on four points. Kevin
Cupid of Holy Cross College and Jayson Paul of Queen’s Royal College
had to settle for the third and fourth spots.
See Pictorial Report:
tournament would take place on June 7th at St. Mary’s
College, Pembroke Street, Port of Spain.