Chess team impress
BARBADOS MISSED OUT on an opportunity to claim a hat-trick of titles at the CARIFTA Chess Championships last week but president of the Barbados Chess Federation, Allan Herbert, says he couldn’t be more pleased with the national team’s performance.
Barbados placed second overall, claiming seven medals – two gold, four silver and one bronze – and lost to the host country Jamaica in the four-day championships.
“It’s a very strong medal haul for us. Taking it to Jamaica where they had the strength of numbers because they were the host federation was always going to be hard. We simply didn’t have anything on offer in the Girls’ Under-20 and Jamaica took gold, silver and bronze and that was just an overwhelming advantage,” Herbert said.
Herbert said the overall performance was outstanding and he believed they all achieved their personal goals.
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