Jamaicans show well in Pan American Youth chess

July 14, 2017
Members of Jamaica's Pan American Youth Chess Team (from left) Krish Khemlani, Kishan Clarke, Cameron Coe, and CM David Thomas.

Jamaica's four competitors acquitted themselves creditably at the 28th staging of the Pan American Youth Chess Tournament in San Jose, Costa Rica late last week.

Jamaica's delegation of WFM Rachel Miller (Under 18 Female), CM David Thomas (Under 12 Absolute), Kishan Clarke (Under 10 Absolute), Krish Khemlani (Under 10 Absolute) and Cameron Coe (Under 8 Absolute) face doff with 500 hundred participants from 25 countries.


Pleased with performances

At the end of nine rounds of play, Miller finished with four and a half points; Thomas with five and half points; Clarke with five points, Khemlani with five points, and Coe with four points.

Coach FM Warren Elliott, eight-time National Chess Champion, who accompanied the delegation, was satisfied with the showing.

"I am pleased with the performance of our young Jamaican players. Based on these results the future of Jamaican chess is bright."

The Pan American Youth Chess tournament with 12 sections from Under 8 to Under 18, Absolute and Female, is the most prestigious and competitive youth chess tournament in the Americas.

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