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Lesley-Ann Nelson, "Ronnie Nelson Jnr. Under-10 National Chess Champ and Tunapuna Boys R.C shines at the F.C.B. Primary School Chess Championship," 2 November 2006 (Port-of-Spain, Trinidad).

On Sunday 29th October concluded the nine rounds of the FCB Primary School Chess Championship where which took place at Valpark Shopping Mall, Valsayn.

Ronnie Nelson Jnr. a student  of the Arima Boys' R.C. and a member of the Tri-Miami International Chess Academy cup the 1st place on board 2 with a 6 points, losing one on time. However his team secured 2nd place.

He is soon to travel to Miami to participate at the
Miami International Chess Championship from 26th -29th December 2006, and then the Junior Orange Bowl International Scholastic Chess Tournament, in Miami. He will be chaperoned by his aunt Mureen Nelson who recently accompanied him to El Salvador.

RJ Nelson wearing his medal after wining the under-10 title. Andrew Bowles of the T&T Chess Academy congratulates him.

RJ Nelson wearing his medal after winning the 1st place for board #2. Andrew Bowles of the T&T Chess Academy congratulates him.

The students of Tunapuna Boys' R.C., known as the "Rising Chess Stars," although not the favourite, battled their way into 3rd place. Kevin Mahabir performed well, securing 6 wins, just pts from securing first place on board 1 which was won by Justin Edwards of Blackmans' Private school. Also scoring for the Tunapuna Boys' team were Akeenie Murray with 5 points, Stephan Pierre and Keno Samuel both with 4 points. All members are of Tri-Miami International Chess Academy. The results of the tournament: Christian Academy -1st place, Arima Boys' R.C "A" team -2nd place, Tunapuna Boys' R.C. -3rd place, Blackman's Private School -4th place.

Thanks goes out to the sponsor First Citizens Bank. The co-operation and support of the teachers, principals and parents of all the participating school. We are hoping to secure sponsorship, so they can participate at the Junior Orange Bowl Scholastic Chess Tournament. Persons wishing to become a sponsor of the Tri-Miami International Chess Academy, contact the President of the Academy:

Lesley-Ann Nelson

See YouTube video of  "Rising Chess Stars" (musical theme)

Watch the Rising Chess Stars on NCC (Channel 4) with
TV Sports Personnel, Ruskin Mark on
Tuesday, 14th November 2006 at 6:30 am

Posted by The Chess Drum: 4  November 2006