Last weekend the Curacao Chess Federation (FEDAKO) organized the Junior chess championship for the U8 (under age 8) category. The junior chess championship comprises of the categories U8, U10 and U12 while the Youth chess championship is for elder players (U14, U16 and U18).
The tournament was held at Trupial Inn & Casino where of the 10 players who participated, 4 were girls. Each player had 30 minutes on the clock per game.
From the start the score was tied between 4 players of Curacao Chess Academy but in the end 3 players tied with a score of 4 out of 5 games classifying for the prizes. Player Cleandro Lourens became the U8 2017 champion while Rijandrik Janze and Timothy Martis took in 2nd and 3rd place respectively.
The young players all had a great time and did not leave empty handed as they all received a little gift. FEDAKO was very pleased in the manner the competition progressed and to see many candidates with great potential.
This coming Saturday February 25th, FEDAKO in cooperation with Trupial Inn & Casino will be holding the Junior championship for the U10 category where all youth players under the age of 10 as of 1st January 2017 may participate.
For more information call 512-0007 or visit FEDAKO's facebook page.