C.R.W., S. C. McPherson & Q.C. Win School Teams Championships
In a new format where school teams play in
three age divisions, C. R. Walker Senior High, S. C. McPherson and Queen's College came away champions in the Insurance Management
Bahamas School Teams Championships held at College of the Bahamas on June 28.
Champions of the Senior High (19 & Under) Division was C. R. Walker, led by Bahamas Junior Champion,
Elton Joseph, who pipped Cat Island's Old Bight High School by 14 wins to 12. The visiting Cat Islanders won the championship
two years running in 2000 and 2001.
Bahamas's invitational team scored a respectable
11.5 wins for the 19 and Unders' third place trophy.
College of the
Last year's outright trophy holders, S.C. McPherson won again,
but this time in the Junior High (15 and under) Division, beating Temple Christian and the two teams that tied for third: A. F. Adderley and South Haven Christian
In the largest division, the 12 and Unders Queens College scored an
21 wins out of 24 leaving a close battle to be fought for 2nd and 3rd place between Gerald Cash Primary (13) and South Haven
In remarks to the students at the trophy presentation, Bahamas Chess Federation Thierry Boeuf urged the players
to start training seriously for the International Florida Chess Orange Bowl coming up in December.
He thanked Insurance
Management for its generous support in helping the Chess In Schools program conducted by Warren Seymour. Boeuf also encouraged
the students to attend the Federation's tuition classes held by Mr. Seymour each Saturday.
The Federation' next tournament
is the Independence Tornado held on July 12th. The format will be Game in 30 minutes, five round Swiss. Venue to
federation holds regular Saturday chess clinics for beginners and students on Saturday at 1 p.m. Parents, schools and teachers
can contact the Bahamas Chess Federation at 324-2062 or 325-6210.