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Husbands leads Under-14s in CAC chess tourney

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Husbands leads Under-14s in CAC chess tourney

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Orlando Husbands has taken the sole lead in the Under-14 section of the Caribbean and Central American Youth Chess Championships being played in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
The Lodge School lad has had a dream start with three wins from as many games.
Husbands, the Sagicor Open Junior champion, has been in fine form this year and showed his class when he won the Caribbean Chess Carnival in Trinidad in August.
Barbados also have two other representatives in the Under-14 section. Bryan Prescod, also from The Lodge School, is half-a-point behind Husbands and the two will meet in Round 4.
Allon Richards of Foundation School, has managed half-a-point from his three games so far and will have to push in the final rounds to have any chance of getting a medal.
In the Under-16 section, Kemp Lynch of the Garrison School has had two wins and a draw to be on two-and-a-half points. He meets the top seed in Round 4 which will test his resolve fully.
Yu Tien Poon, a Lodge student, has been in dominant form and has won his first three games in impressive style and leads the standings in the Under-12 section. Yu Tien has already qualified to play in the World Youth Under-12 Championships in Brazil next month. (PR)