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USVI Chess Federation Hosts Territorial Scholastic Chess Tournament

The USVI Chess Federation has hosted the 2024 games (Submitted photo)

On Saturday, April 20, the United States Virgin Islands Chess Federation hosted the annual 2024 Virgin Islands St. Croix Scholastic Chess Tournament at Alfredo Andrews Elementary School. Students from 10 Virgin Islands schools competed in three divisions in a five-round chess tournament.

Students from the St. Croix Montessori, Ricardo Richards Elementary School, St. Croix Educational Complex, Alfredo Andrews Elementary, St. Mary’s  Elementary, Charlotte Amalie High School, All Saints High School, Seventh-day Adventist School, Central High School, and home-schooled students attended the tournament.

The winners:

Under 16 years old Section

1st place Abram, Williams Home School

2nd place Ace Poyah, Educational Complex

3rd place Asia Watson Francis, Charlotte Amalie

Under 14 years old Section

1st place Naitik Jhanwar, All  Saints

2nd place Leah Williams, Home School

3rd place Bella Amore Smith, Montessori

Under 10 years old Section

1st place Lois Williams, Home School

2nd place Arlo Zegarelli, Montessori

3rd place Imanee Carrol, Ricardo Richards

Decorative trophies from Mitchell-Larsen Studio were presented to the winners. The federation thanks the VI Lottery for their generous sponsorship. It also thanks all the teachers and parents for attending the event to support their students.

The *FIDE Arbiter Margaret Murphy and the National Arbiter Michael Smith acted as the arbiters of the 2024 VI Scholastic Chess Championship Tournament.

April 20 2024 *FIDE rated

1st place Mighty Funtanilla

2nd place Colin Heim

3 place Darryl Allen

April 20 2024 *FIDE rated

1st place Mosiah keels

2nd place Justin Hair

3 place Mighty Funtanilla

*International Chess Federation, FIDE stands for Fédération Internationale des Échecs

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