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Schools chess to push off next week


Schools chess to push off next week

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THE ISLAND’S LEADING junior chess players are fine-tuning their skills for the 2015 Massy United Insurance Inter-School Championships which push off on March 14.

Fifteen or more secondary schools are expected to field teams for the annual tournament which is organised by the Barbados Chess Federation and features male and female players.

Overall champions Lodge School, who won the Under-20 and Under-13 divisions last year, will be seeking to extend their overall dominance of the local chess boards, which has spanned 12 consecutive years.

Last weekend, chess players, sponsors and administrators came together for a major awards ceremony at the Divi Southwinds hotel where the leading players in 2014 were recognised for outstanding performances.

During the awards, Massy United Insurance’s assistant Barbados business manager John Chandler said his company was proud to partner the Barbados Chess Federation in staging the most enduring Chess championship in Barbados and the wider Caribbean. (BB)

Please read the full story in today’s Midweek Nation, or in the eNATION edition.