2011 Caribbean Carnival (Trinidad)

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MEDIA RELEASE

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

See coverage from 2010 Caribbean Carnival!

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  1. MEDIA RELEASE

    Date: August 2nd, 2011

    To: Sports 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 Suriname joined youngsters from Trinidad and Tobago in vying for honours at the Caribbean Chess Carnival which kicked off at Queens Royal College from today, Tuesday, August 2nd. Barbados, Guyana and Suriname are among the countries 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.

    In his opening remarks, Amol Golikeri, Corporate Manager of First Citizens Asset Management Limited, said “First Citizens Asset Management Limited is proud to be the sponsor of the Caribbean Chess Carnival 2011. He further stated that Chess is a popular international game which claims to have more players than football and enjoys a proud and ancient history.

    But Asset Management and Chess, one may ask, what does one have to do with the other? What do making investment decisions and managing money have in common with moving little carved pieces around on a black and white chequered board? Well, the answer to that is a simple one. Just like the chess player, asset managers follow the same principles of strategic planning. We too must carefully analyse and assess the situation before making our moves.

    Top T&T juniors, including FM Keron Cabralis, Vishnu Singh, Christian Ammon and Justin Labastide, will compete against 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.

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