Medals due to hard work
Hard work was the driving force behind the success of Barbados’ two medallists in the official categories at the 8th CARIFTA Chess Championships in Curacao.
Ten-year-old Hannah Wilson, who won gold in the Under-12 Female section, and Yeshua Hill, silver medallist in the Under-16 Open section, both attributed their performances to their preparations leading up to and during the event.
“It feels great. When I came I knew I would win it but it required hard work. I had to balance studies and my parents helped me,” said Wilson, a student of Charles F. Broome Primary who won against older girls to top the Under-12 division with six out of a maximum seven points.
Wilson, who also won gold in the Under-10 Female sub-category, thanked coaches Orlando Husbands and Corie Elcock, and is now targeting success if given the opportunity to play in the Central American and Caribbean Youth Chess Championships.
Hill significantly improved on his 21st placing in the Under-16 Open category the previous year when he ended with four points to claim silver with five and- a-half points. (BCF)
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