Sunday February 18 Curacao chess federation (FEDAKO) organized its 1st championship for 2018 for the junior youth category.
The junior youth championships consisting of the categories U-8 (under age 8), U-10 (under age 10) and U-12 (under age 12) will each take place on separate dates at the Trupial Inn & Casino which for the 2nd consecutive year is a sponsor of these events.
After 5 interesting rounds young female player Ghiantely Justiana of age 6 became the proud winner scoring 4 points by 3 wins and 2 draws. On 2nd place on the tie break, Nedion Liberia also age 6 scored 4 points by 4 wins and 1 loss. Quentrell van Bemmelen of age 7 ended on 3rd with a sore of 3 points. This was Quentrell's debut to a chess competition and being son of the current reigning national champion Ursus van Bemmelen we must say the talent seems to run in the blood.
FEDAKO will continue this coming Sunday February 25 with the U-10 category and look forward to parents bringing their kids to participate. Players under age 10 as of January 1st 2018 may participate. Call or send a Whatsapp message at 512-0007.