Saturday February 25th the Curacao chess federation (FEDAKO) organized the junior chess championship for the U10 (under age 10) category. This tournament which was held at and sponsored by Trupial Inn & Casino counted with 13 paticipants playing 30 minutes per player per game. As was expected the favorites in this category were Frederic Simonis and Aviandrie Kastablank both of age 9. These two rivals played each other in round 4 where until then they were undefeated. In a game which developed equally initially, Aviandrie managed to close in on a bishop of Frederic then capturing it and entering the end game with a material advantage forcing a 100% victory of 5 out of 5. Frederic Simonis took 2nd place with a score of 4 leaving Gilian Justiana on 3rd with 3 points. FEDAKO was very pleased by how the players participated and enjoyed the event and also grateful for Trupial Inn who treated the youngsters and parents present to some delicious pizza and refreshing drinks. As for all the participants they all left with a little gift.
FEDAKO in its effort to exposing our youth to healthy sportive competition will be organizing its final tournament as part of the junior chess championships this coming Saturday March 11th for the U12 (under age 12) category. The tournament will take place at Sentro di bario Janwe in which all participants under age of 12 as per 1st January 2017 may take part. For more information call 512-0007 or visit FEDAKO's facebook page.