Monday, January 22, 2018

Two golds for T&T in Carifta chess


Shannon shines: Under-16 gold medal winner Shannon Yearwood of Trinidad and Tobago with bronze medallist Rachel Miller of Jamaica, right, and silver medallist Karen Cepisul of Martinique.

Mark Fraser

 Trinidad and Tobago secured gold medals through Shannon Yearwood and Sean Yearwood at the recent Carifta Junior Chess Championships, which took place in Martinique. 

Yearwood, a former Under-12 national champion and student of St Joseph’s Convent Port of Spain, showed her talent as she captured gold in the Under-16 girls category. Her teammate Della-Marie Walcott was fourth and Sadiqah Razark, fifth.

In the Under-12 Open category, Sean Yearwood, a Trinity Junior student, got the team’s second gold. Yearwood’s teammates Matthew Inkim and Christain Mack were fourth and sixth respectively. 

In other results, Isaiah Mc Intosh eventually placed fouth in the Under-16 Open category following a tie break after finishing joint second. Mc Intosh had had a chance to claim the top spot but lost to  Allon Richards, of Barbados in the last round. 

 T&T were the inaugural hosts of the championships in 2012. Last year it was hosted by Jamaica and in 2015 it is expected to be hosted in Barbados.