Motilall, Drayton lead points standing in keenly contested Junior Chess Championships
Ron Motilall and Anthony Drayton amassed 3 points apiece and led the points standing when activities on the inaugural day of the Junior Chess Qualifier Tournament concluded at the Kei-shar’s Sports Club, Hadfield Street Georgetown Sunday afternoon last.
Motilall and Drayton’s feats are evidence of a keenly contested tournament, further endorsed by the other points standing. Saeed Ali and Trenton Bennett are stalemated at 21/2 points in the second place slot while Carlos Petterson, Cheng Shin Chu, Othneil Lewis and Roberto Neto have all accrued 2 each. Six other players are on 11/2 points each while the other eight players have only been able to accrue one point or less.
The players convene at the same venue this Sunday, September 23, to contest the four remaining rounds. Subsequently, the top seven players will contest for reigning champion, Haifeng Su’s title sometime next month.