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Students at Fatima College listening to Nigel Short. Copyright  2006, Lesley-ann Nelson.

Ronnie Nelson, Jr. shows his trophies won in 2004 and 2005 at the Junior Orange Bowl international scholastic Chess Tournament.

Lesley-ann Nelson believes that there is a Caribbean Tiger on the loose. Of course readers of The Chess Drum will know that she speaks of her nephew, Ronnie "RJ" Nelson. RJ recently won the under-10 championship among 25 players becoming the youngest player to do so. J. Smith took 2nd place while, M. Wong and Akeenie Murray were joint 3rd from a total of 25 participants.

The week prior to the under-10 championship, RJ was able to meet
GM Nigel Short who was on a Caribbean tour. Lesley-Ann Nelson stated that Short shared stories about his chess evolution and expressed the importance of analyzing with the opponent. RJ appears to have gained a bit of momentum since his participation in the HB Global Chess Challenge last May. RJ has a tentative tournament international schedule and will receive support from the Kids Chess program with support by the Save Our Children Foundation.

Persons interested in becoming a member of Kids Chess can contact Lesley-Ann Nelson at 1-868-775-2358/
lescarm@tstt.net.tt.

Photo Gallery
Students at Fatima College listening to Nigel Short. Copyright  2006, Lesley-ann Nelson. Lesley-ann Nelson with Nigel Short. Copyright  2006, Lesley-ann Nelson. Nigel Short taking on 25 students in simul exhibition. Copyright  2006, Lesley-ann Nelson. Marcus Joseph (sole winner against Short). Copyright  2006, Lesley-ann Nelson.

Marcus Joseph
(sole winner against Short)

Students at Fatima College listening to Nigel Short

Lesley-ann Nelson
with Nigel Short

Nigel Short taking on 25
students in simul exhibition
RJ getting board autographed by Short. Copyright  2006, Lesley-ann Nelson. Team members of Kids Chess. Copyright  2006, Lesley-ann Nelson. RJ receives under-10 trophy from Boondarshingh, President of T&T Federation. Copyright  2006, Lesley-ann Nelson. Winners of under-10 and under-12 categories. Copyright  2006, Lesley-ann Nelson.

RJ getting board
autographed by Short

Team members
of Kids Chess

RJ receives under-10
trophy from Bhisham Soondarsingh,
President of T&T Federation

Winners of under-10 and under-12 categories

Posted by The Chess Drum: 10 February 2006