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 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, and the public at large, to engage with the game.”