This report was submitted by Allan Herbert, President of Barbados Chess Federation.
Allan Munro of Trinidad & Tobago is the Mutual Open Junior Chess Champion. In a commanding performance in the final game for the tournament, Munro took advantage of a positional error by Queens College student Muralidhar Areti to seal the championship with a score of 7½ points.
Justin Kirton of St. George Secondary had to settle for second position on the tie break after drawing his final game against the number 1 seed Junior Taitt. Kirtion ended with 6½ points.
National Junior Champions Mark-John Alleyne, who also ended on 6½, takes 3rd spot after winning against Olaudah Pryce of St. Leonard's Boys.
This brought the curtain down on what was the biggest Mutual Open Junior to date and with Munro returning to Trinidad with the trophy, all are looking forward to next year's event when he will be called to defend the title.