15-year-old wins Ladies Chess title
Vanessa Greenidge continued her meteoric rise on the chess boards by becoming the second youngest player to win the Barbados Chess Federation’s Ladies National Championship last weekend.
The decorated 15-year-old justified her billing as the top seed by clinching the title with an almost perfect record when the Championship concluded on Saturday at the Chess Centre on Exmouth Gap, Brandons, St Michael.
Greenidge finished with six-and-a-half out of a maximum seven points to claim the title ahead of 11-year-old Hannah Wilson, who also performed impressively to take second place with six points.
In the process, Greenidge became the second youngest player to win the Championship – the youngest was Rashaana Blenman, who was 14 when she was crowned champion in 1993.
It was another feather in the cap for Greenidge, a double CARIFTA Championships silver medallist, who at the age of 13, was the youngest player to represent Barbados at a world chess Olympiad in 2018.
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