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Young chess players battle it out

Five young chess players proved their worth at a tournament that attracted its largest player turnout to date. The Bermuda Youth Chess Championship saw 22 youngsters test their chess skills at a two-day tournament at the Elbow Beach Hotel. The event, on February 23 and 24, was overseen by the Bermuda Chess Association. Sergey Goncharov, the tournament director, said: “The significant turnout of young players and the number of supporters just goes to show how much progress chess is making in Bermuda and how well received this hugely beneficial activity is to our youth. “We are now organising the Bermuda School Chess Championships, and will continue to work tirelessly to enable young players,

Bermuda Youth Chess Championships

A record turnout of 22 young players from across Bermuda’s schools recently battled it out at the Bermuda Youth Chess Championships at the Elbow Beach Hotel. The event was hosted by the Bermuda Chess Association [BCA] and the winners in the respective categories were as follows: Under 8 champion: Dylan Flanagan Under 10 Champion: Ocean Simmons Under 12 Champion: Odin Flanagan Under 16 Champion: An Mei Daniels Under 18 Champion: Dimitri Goncharov Best Female: An Mei Daniels Highest scorer: Dimitri Goncharov Best rank improvement: Ocean Simmons Sergey Goncharov, BCA tournament director, said, “The significant turnout of young players and the number of supporters just goes to show how much prog

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