Trinidad's Allan Munro wins Barbados Junior Open!

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 7 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 6 points.

National Junior Champions
Mark-John Alleyne, who also ended on 6, 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.

Allan Munro of Trinidad accepts crystal plague for winning the Mutual Open  Junior championship. Copyright  2002, Barbados Chess Federation.

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Posted by The Chess Drum: 21 July 2002