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Glenmuir High School student Onaje Lamont has emerged victorious in the 2007 Jamaica Junior Chess Championships with a sizzling score of 5/6. According to a JACA news report, Lamont clinched the title by toppling the defending champion, Brandon Wilson in the 5th round. Wilson finished 2nd with on 5/6 while Phillip Pryce and Damion Davy placed joint 3rd on 4/6.

Lamont's victory makes him eligible to represent Jamaica at junior events until 2008. This includes the
World Junior Championships and the Sagicor Open Junior Chess Tournament to be held in Barbados. Lamont has been a promising junior in recent years and recently helped Glenmuir High win the RBTT Schools Chess Championships.

Onaje Lamont torched the field in the Jamaican Juniors toppling defending champion Brandon Wilson. Photo by Jamaica Ambassadors Chess Academy.

Onaje Lamont torched the field in the Jamaican Juniors toppling defending champion Brandon Wilson. Photo by Jamaica Ambassadors Chess Academy.

Posted by The Chess Drum:  13 March 2007