Trinidad & Tobago claimed 2 Gold medals in Chess, at the 2014 CARIFTA Games in Martinique. Shannon Yearwood, former U12 National Champion, showed her talent as she cruised to the Gold Medal position in the U16 girls tournament with a game to spare. Meanwhile U14 T&T champion, Isaiah Mc Intosh, playing in the U16 boys,Read More

SubZonal News: Special report on Titles

Thanks to the T&T’s Ministry of Tourism and the First Citizen Asset Management Ltd., many local and regional players can get their International Chess Titles. But what exactly are these titles? Chess players strive for international recognition through the FIDE rating they acquire (FIDE is the world chess body – The FIDE rating, alsoRead More

SubZonal News: after round 8

The Ministry of Tourism & First Citizens Asset Management sponsored SubZonal championship produced great drama in round 8 and set the stage for even more in the final round. William Puntier showed why he is top seed by halting the progress of tournament leader, Sanchez Munoz this afternoon. Munoz replied to Puntier’s 1. e4 withRead More

SubZonal News: after round 7

The Stage is Set!! This morning’s big games between Trinidad players Marcus Joesph & Ryan Harper was a bold King’s Gambit. Ryan seemed prepared for what must have been an attempted surprise from Joseph, and in the end Harper took the full point Nearby, Ariel Marichal stopped young Bajan FIDE Master (FM) Orlando Husbands. AsRead More