THE University of the West Indies, Mona, successfully equalled their previous score of 2.5 points at the recently concluded Pan American Intercollegiate Chess Championships.
The tournament took place at Princeton University and featured over 25 colleges and universities in the region, including eighteen Grand Masters.
The University of the West Indies, Mona’s Paul Brooks (right) contemplates his next move against Texas Tech University’s Grand Master Stein Grimsson during the Pan American Intercollegiate Chess Championships at Princeton University, USA, recently.
Despite a slow start, the UWI were able to salvage a draw with Lindenwood University in round three. On the third day of action, the UWI defeated both Pennsylvania State University and Arizona State University.
The local team’s score put them at second place for universities outside of the United States, an improvement over last year’s third place. The UWI narrowly lost the ‘best international team’ award to the University of Toronto, who finished on four points. The University of Technology (UTech) finished the event with one point.