Kayin Barclay joins Drum Majors!
Chicago’s Kayin Barclay has been chasing the U.S. National Master’s title for the past couple of years. During the 13th FIDE Invitational, he had a strong score and eclipsed the magical 2200 barrier. Now at 2205, the 18-year old will enter Morehouse College and will be able to add yet another accomplishment to his chess resume.
Barclay joins the ranks of African-American players to attain National Master during his teen years. Others are Walter Harris, Leroy Muhammad, Howard Daniels, Elvin Wilson, K.K. Karanja, R.O. Mitchell, Shearwood McClelland, William Lopes and recently-added, Kassa Korley (youngest ever). Barclay will forever join the roll of those having reaching Master-level chess. He will also be listed as a “Drum Major” on The Chess Drum’s list of chess masters.
CONGRATS KAYIN…all the best with your future endeavors
Keep up the good work. We need more chess masters like you
HI ky this is yo sis wats up congrats on the promotion or wateva any way talk to u later 😆
i think i’m late but congrads kayin
congrats Ky keep up the good work
I found some information on Leroy Muhammad today. He lives in Gary, Indiana with his wife of more than 20 years, Annesah. They have nine children and six grandchildren, own a family business and active in the Muslim community. I wrote an essay about him titled, “Leroy Muhammad: A Forgotten Star.” It appears he is rekindling his interest in chess. He has used a couple pages from The Chess Drum including the essay above. He is listed at:
P.O. Box 9261
Gary, IN 46402
IM Elliott Winslow just e-mailed me today about Leroy Muhammad. He received a Facebook message from Jon Anderson who asked about Leroy. Winslow referred to the Leroy Jackson-Ed Formanek game and also reflected on the times he played blitz with Jackson.