3rd Annual Family Chess Day a success
Posted: 28/01/2011 – 10:51 AM

The Belize District Chess Association conducted its 3rd Annual Family Chess Day this past Saturday, January 22, at St. Ignatius Primary School. The event was full of fun activities such as an Art Competition, Chess Puzzle Competition, Level 1 basic training, and for our main event a 7-minute speed chess tournament for our experienced chess players. A total of 78 chess players ranging in age from 6 to 78 years old, and coming from as far as Cayo & Orange Walk districts, played in the 7-minute speed chess tournament.

In the Under-8 category, placing 1st was Akeem Roches from Grace Primary, 2nd Cesar Escalante from Belize Elementary, 3rd Clinton Edwards from St. Ignatius Primary.

In the 9 & 10 category, placing 1st was Quinton Rodriguez from Holy Redeemer, 2nd Kyle Shal from Cayo, 3rd Kyle Rodriguez from St. Ignatius Primary, 4th Luis Zavala from Orange Walk, 5th Maury Leslie from Belize City.

In the 11 & 12 category, 1st place went to Dwayne Rodriguez from Holy Redeemer, 2nd Erwin Wills from Cayo, 3rd Brandon Usher from Hummingbird Elementary, 4th Marco Banegas and 5th Vejea Alvarez, both from St. Ignatius Primary.

In the 13 & Older category, taking 1st place was Akeem Jenkins from Cayo, 2nd Steve Flowers from St. Johns High School, 3rd Brandon Marsden from Cayo, 4th Christian Burns from Edward P. Yorke, 5th Glenford Pop from Cayo.

Six-year-old Zhair Lizama from St. Joseph Primary received an award for being the youngest chess player.

Golden Kings & Queen Chess Team playing against chess Coaches from St. Ignatius Primary School..

NEXT CHESS EVENT will be the 3rd Annual Belize District Scholastic Chess Tournament, scheduled for March 5. For more information please contact David Martinez @ 620-9315 or email davidvalle2003@msn.com.

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