‘Attacked’ at chess
THE CARIBBEAN Chess Carnival was thrown into controversy yesterday after top Barbadian player Orlando Husbands complained of a physical attack that led to him losing a game.
Husbands, Barbados’ highest rated player among both seniors and juniors, was nearing the completion of his second-round match on Sunday night at the Queen’s Park Oval when he left the playing hall to go to the washroom.
The 18-year-old reported that while in the washroom he saw two fellow male Under-20 competitors who were earlier watching him battle against Javanna Smith of Trinidad and Tobago.
Husbands said that before he could leave the washroom, the lights were turned off and he was physically held by the two individuals before fighting them off.
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