Date: August 1st, 2011
To: Sport Editor
From: Trinidad & Tobago Chess Foundation
Contact: Edison Raphael – President 678-0132
Caribbean Juniors Clash in Chess Carnival
Leading junior chess players from across the Caribbean and Venezuela will join youngsters from Trinidad and Tobago in vieing for honours at the Caribbean Chess Carnival which comes off at Queens Royal College from Tuesday, August 2nd. Barbados, Guyana and Suriname are among the countries to be represented at the international seven-round Swiss tournament organised by the T&T Chess Foundation and sponsored by First Citizens Asset Management Ltd.
The annual contest, which carries a prize fund of $12,000, will be held over four days starting at 9 am on August 2 and continues daily to August 5. It is open to all juniors in four age categories, Under-10, Under-14, Under-20 and an introductory novice section.
Trindiadians Keron Cabralis and Vishnu Singh battle in last year’s tournament. Photo by Daaim Shabazz.
Top T&T juniors, including FM Keron Cabralis, Vishnu Singh, Christian Ammon and Justin Labastide, will join two of the region’s leading players, Yu Tien Poon of Barbados and Calvin Tjong Tjin Joe of Suriname in the battle to become kings of the Carnival.
Calvin Tjong Tjin Joe of Suriname.
Photo by Daaim Shabazz.
Here is the playing schedule:
Dates Event Playing Times
August 2nd Opening 10:00
August 2nd Rounds 1 & 2 10:30 & 16:00
August 3rd Rounds 3 & 4 9:30 & 16:00
August 4th Rounds 5 & 6 9:30 & 16:00
August 5th Round 7 9:30
August 5th Closing/Prize-giving 16:00