Coach: Naresh Bhola

Description/History:
• Coached chess for years at Presentation College, San Fernando, Asja Boys College, Asja Girls College and Cedar Grove Private School.
• Recently opened TriniChess Academy at Rainbow Plaza, Gulf View Link Road (near Gulf City) to be accessible to the wider public and continue with chess development in T&T.
• Facilitated chess workshops for teachers of Victoria and Caroni Educational Districts.
• Conducted Easter Chess Camps and Summer Camps over the years.

This year's Chess Camp is at Rainbow Plaza from July 8-25th.
So.... if you can make it, visit our club and join the fun !!!
Address: Rainbow Plaza, Gulf View Link Road, San Fernando
Contact #: 868-354-2589
Email Address: naresh@trinichess.com
Age Ranges: Kids 5+, Adults
Training: Individual, Group
Designation: National Instructor (NI)
Website: https://trinichess.com

Coach: Adrian Winter Atwell

• FIDE Master
• FIDE Instructor
• 2018 National absolute Champion
• Member of the T&T Olympic team 2014, 2016, 2018
• Chess Coach for the past 12 years

Club Name: Bright Minds
Address: Irie Elephant, #8 Rookery Nook Maraval
Contact #: 868-492-1349
Rating: 2221
FIDE ID: 7700750
Email Address: aandmteachingservices@gmail.com
Age Ranges: Kids 5+, Adults
Training: Individual, Group
Designation: FIDE Master (FM), FIDE Instructor (FI)

Coach: Ryan Harper

• Nine time National Chess Champion Of Trinidad and Tobago
• First FIDE Master and internationally titled player in a Trinidad and Tobago
• 18 years of experience coaching
• Active Player nationally and internationally
• Online classes available as well as one on one in person (I come to you).
Address:
Contact #: 868-730-4019
Rating: 2187
FIDE ID: 7700156
Email Address: harperchess@gmail.com
Age Ranges: Kids 7+, Adults
Training: Individual, Group
Designation: FIDE Master (FM), FIDE Instructor (FI)

Coach/Arbiter: David Martin

Brief profile of David Martin (Chess Tutor) Fide Instructor (FI) FIDE Title and also a National Chess Arbiter (TTCA)
• Mr. Martin founded the GMPS Chess Club in March 2008 Mr. Martin is the senior coach of the GMPS Chess Club and he is also the President of the Club.
• President of the GMPS Chess Club (2008 to Present) – Four Primary School Chess Championships (First Place)
• Chess Coach of Parvati Girls Chess Club (2018 to Present)
• Former Coach of Naparima College Chess Coach – Two first Place Secondary School Champion ships and one second place.
• Former Vice President of the Trinidad & Tobago Chess Association
• Former President of the Southern Chess Club
• Former President of the Trinidad & Tobago Chess Association
• Former Public Relations Officer of the Southern Chess Club
• Former Coach of the San Fernando TML Primary Chess Club (Two Primary School Chess Championships) First Place
• Former Coach of Lakshmi Girls Chess Club
• Former Coach Bien Venue Primary School Chess Club (Club has Ceased)
• Former Chess Coach Montrose Government Primary School Chess Club
• Former Chess Coach of Pt. Fortin Chess Club (one Year) (Club ceased)
• Former Chess Coach (Teachers) and Advisor to the St. Patrick District on the implementation of their CIS (Chess in Schools programme for Primary Schools.)
• Former Chess Coach Vikings Chess club.
• Coached the Naparima College Chess Team on three occasions helping them to win the National Secondary School Junior Chess championships twice and placed second once.
• Private Chess Coach to Individual persons on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
• He has Guided GMPS Chess Club to three consecutive National Primary School Chess championships. (First Place)
• Mr. Martin made GMPS Chess Club the largest and most successful Chess Club in the eighty five year history of Chess in Trinidad & Tobago.
• Over an eleven year period his Chess students have bestowed upon him over five Hundred trophies and countless medals, he has produced over 24 Chess Champions at the National level and many more at other Chess competitions local and foreign.
• He coached the youngest to date CM (Candidate Master) in the Caribbean.

Mr. Martin primary target in Chess are the youth from ages 6 yrs. to 16 yrs., from beginners to the level of Candidate Master.
Mr. Martin also uses multimedia in his teaching process. All classes are conducted in Gulf View Drive, Gulf View, La Romaine , San Fernando.
Mr. Martin can be contacted via: Telephone / Text / Whatsapp 375-7779,
Address: Gulf View Drive, Gulf View, La Romaine , San Fernando
Contact #: 868-657-3204
FIDE ID: 7702884
Email Address: dncm10@gmail.com
Age Ranges: Kids 6+
Training: Individual, Group
Designation: FIDE Instructor (FI), National Arbiter (NA)

Coach: Judith de Verteuil

Principal / Music Teacher - Mozart’s School of Music & Chess
Address: Mozart’s School of Music & Chess
Contact #: 868-333-3173
Age Ranges: Kids 5+
Training: Individual, Group
Designation: Developmental Instructor (DI)

Coach: Sean Nedd

30+ years playing chess. 2016 National Qualifier winner. Performed training sessions for groups. Organized and arbitered chess tournament. Executive member of Tobago Chess Society. Participation in regional tournaments.
Address: The Stem Centre, Bacolet and Main Street, Scarborough, Tobago
Contact #: 868-338-1831
Rating: 1886
FIDE ID: 7705360
Email Address: thestemcentre@gmail.com
Age Ranges: Kids 12+, Adults
Training: Individual, Group
Designation: National Instructor (NI)

Coach: Joshua Johnson

Joshua Johnson is a FIDE Master who also possesses 2 IM Norms. In 2017 he also was awarded the title of FIDE Instructor.
• He has won a gold medal and 5 silver medals at the Central America and Caribbean (CAC) Youth Chess Championships. He has also won 2 bronze medals at the CAC Under 20 Chess Championships.
• Joshua is a 6-time National Junior Chess Champion, a title he first held at age 11. He has also placed in the top 5 of the National Championships from 2012-2018.
• Joshua has also represented Trinidad and Tobago as a member of the Open team at the World Chess Olympiad in 2014, 2016 and 2018.
• He has also coached children at Credo Foundation as well at the Cotton Tree Foundation.
• He has been training players for over 5 years which included former National Youth Champions.
Address: Flexible-In person or On-line
Contact #: 868-730-3319
Rating: 2238
FIDE ID: 7700768
Email Address: cmjoshie@gmail.com
Age Ranges: Kids 5+, Adults
Training: Individual, Group
Designation: FIDE Master (FM), FIDE Instructor (FI)

Coach: Kevin Cupid

Fide Master and Fide Instructor from the East, Arima and environs but willing to work with anyone irrespective of location in the country. My preference is to train with youths (5 years+) as they are the future prospects for chess, but adults are also welcome.
Address: Arima or an agreed upon location
Contact #: 868-364-8971
Rating: 2125
FIDE ID: 7700512
Email Address: kmtc1991@hotmail.com
Age Ranges: Kids 5+, Adults
Training: Individual, Group
Designation: FIDE Master (FM), FIDE Instructor (FI)

Coach/Arbiter: Keevin Adrian James

I'm a full time chess coach, coaching since 2008. Certified FIDE instructor; former national finalist. I have spent all my adult life teaching children in some capacity, being a former secondary school teacher. Presently I serve as PRO of the Southern Chess Club and National Arbiter.
I currently work with the SCC's Chess In Schools program and am their resident coach. I also do coaching at my home, 14 Hungermarch Road, Gasparillo and am available to go to clients in San Fernando and environs.
Address: #14 Hungermarch Road, Gasparillo
Contact #: 868-294-7582
Rating: 1911
FIDE ID: 7701373
Email Address: keevinadrianjames@live.com
Age Ranges: Kids 5+, Adults
Training: Individual, Group
Designation: FIDE Instructor (FI), National Arbiter (NA)

Coach/Arbiter: Roderick Noel

• National Arbiter
• Member Southern Chess Club
• Tournament Organizer
Address: San Fernando Girls Anglican School
Contact #: 868-678-5079
Rating: 1824
FIDE ID: 7700083
Email Address: rrodnoel@hotmail.com
Age Ranges: Kids 8+, Adults
Training: Individual, Group
Designation: National Instructor (NI), National Arbiter (NA)

Coach: Mikel Martin

Mikel has been utilizing his Chess Skills for the benefit of the youths of this country. He archived the Development Instructor from the World Chess body FIDE. His time Schedule is limited to Weekends only.
• Assistant Coach GMPS Chess club 12 yr. olds.
• Private Coach to Players 8 yrs. to 16 yrs. Olds (Individual Sessions)
• Former Assistant Coach TML Primary School Chess Club
• Private coach to Under 16 Female Champion 2017

OTHER Achievements:
• National Instructor (NI) FIDE
• National Junior Chess Champion Under 10 (2012)
• National Junior Chess Champion Under 12 (2013)
• National Junior Chess Champion Under 14 (2015)
• National Junior Chess Champion Under 16 (2017)

Mikel can be contacted via Telephone / Text / Whatsapp at: 353-1520
Address: San Fernando
Contact #: 868-353-1520
Rating: 1842
FIDE ID: 7702310
Email Address: mikel2611@hotmail.com
Age Ranges: Kids 6+
Training: Individual, Group
Designation: National Instructor (NI)

Coach: Fidel James

• President Tobago Chess society
• President of esplanade chess club Scarborough Tobago
• School trainer signal hill senior comprehensive
• School Trainer all Scarborough high schools
• Trainer Scarborough library
• Pioneer of the Promenade Chess club Trinidad
Address: Scarborough, Tobago
Contact #: 868-467-6378
FIDE ID: 7704127
Email Address: tobagochesssociety@gmail.com
Age Ranges: Kids 5+, Adults
Training: Individual, Group
Designation: National Instructor (NI)

Arbiter: Vandoff Smith

• Former U-18 national champion
• CAC 2006 U-10 bronze medalist
• Coached at various schools
• National Arbiter
Address: 9th Street 2nd Avenue, Barataria, San Juan
Contact #: 868-715-2424
Rating: 1691
FIDE ID: 7700458
Email Address: vandoffsmith@yahoo.com
Age Ranges: Kids 8+, Adults
Training: Individual, Group
Designation: National Arbiter (NA)