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Five Bajans vying for chess titles

HAYDN GILL, [email protected]

Five Bajans vying for chess titles

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FIVE BARBADIANS were vying for the title of Candidate Master after the penultimate round of games in the Sub-Zonal Chess Championships yesterday.

Thirteen-year-old Harrison College schoolgirl Pritika Kandamaran and 18-year-old former Graydon Sealy Secondary student Kemp Lynch both missed out when they lost their eighth-round games at the Divi Southwinds Hotel.

A draw in the evening’s final round would have taken them to four-and-a-half points, the minimum number needed to achieve the title of Candidate Master, the lowest of the three titles at stake in the championships.

Kandamaran, the youngest of the 24 players in the women’s division, enjoyed a super Sunday by defeating locals Jennifer Jiang and Donna Murray but slipped to defeat against Maria Varano-Thomas of Guyana yesterday morning. (HG)

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