Najarah Rahaman takes early lead in competitive Girls’ U18

Young Najarah Rahaman shocked joint National Women’s champion and reigning U20 champion, Javanna Smith, in the first round of the what is arguably one of the strongest ever Girls’ U18 championship in T&T history. Najarah (left) played her usual English Opening (first move pawn to c4) against Javanna (right). The game was tense and went forRead More

Boys’ U18 Championship = 1st ever Match

For the first time in the History of T&T Junior Chess (and perhaps first time ever in T&T), the national champion will be decided by a match. Simon Ramdath of Naparima College and Mahendra Singh of Presentation, Chaguanas, are fighting for the U18 title. Singh, brother of Open Scholarship winner and National Men’s Champion, VishnuRead More

1st San Fernando Open

The first San Fernando Open is on!!!! Friday October 24 – Sunday November 2, 2014 will see a huge tournament with $16,000 in prizes, at the District South Headquarters in Embacedere, San Fernando. The tournament will be held in 2 categories and already players from the region are already eyeing the challenge. Learn about theRead More

Trinidad & Tobago to a flying start

Our National  Olympiad teams climbed up the ladder of success yesterday as the ladies hammered Palau 4-0 whilst the men downed the Bhutanese team 3.5 – 05. This performance earned the ladies a round 3 match against Japan and earned the men a match against Seychelles. Our players now smelling blood and knowing that a win earns themRead More

T&T Sounds a warning

Trinidad & Tobago Olympiad team did us proud in round 1 of the Olympiad. Men’s team square off against 4 Grand Masters from Brazil Our men’s team played against an all-Grand master team and the result was…they fought as if they didn’t notice their opponents were Grand masters. Every last member of our team playedRead More

Kasparov to visit Trinidad

The Trinidad and Tobago Chess Association (TTCA) is happy to announce the visit of Garry Kasparov, who is regarded as one of the greatest chess players in the world. Garry shall visit Trinidad on Sunday 29th June, 2014. He is expected to arrive via private jet around 12.00 -1.00 p.m. Mr. Kasparov will be greetedRead More