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Cuba’s Ronquillo triumphs at TT Open Chess

Humberto Blanco Ronquillo of Cuba triumphed in the Open category, as the 2017 Trinidad and Tobago Open Chess Tournament ended last Saturday at the Heritage Hall, St Joseph Convent, Port of Spain.

Ronquillo, who finished with a total of eight points, got the better of Juan Rohl Montes of Venezuela, who placed second, followed by another Venezuelan Oscar Zavarce and the TT duo of Mario Merritt and Kevin Cupid.

In the Female category, Gabriella Johnson topped the field with 5.5 points, ahead of fellow national representatives Shemilah James, Amy Ali and Shannon Yearwood.


50-and-Over: 1.Anibal Gamboa (Venezuela); 2.Andrew Bowles (TT); 3.Frank Sears (TT).

Under-20: 1.Isaiah Mc Intosh (TT); 2.Orlando Husbands (Barbados); 3.Joshua Johnson (TT).

Under-16: 1.Alan-Safar Ramoutar (TT); 2.Mikel Martin (TT); 3.Sean Yearwood (TT); 4.Varenyam Maharaj (TT); 5.Angel Malle (TT).

Under-12 Male: 1.Rayden Rampersad (TT); 2.Juninho La Fleur (TT); 3.Brad Munro-Brown (TT).

Under-12 Female: 1.Zara La Fleur (TT); 2.Athena Martin (TT); 3.Chaya Johnson (TT).

Blitz: 1.Ravishen Singh (TT) - 6 pts; 2.Humberto Blanco (Cuba) - 6 pts; 3.Oscar Zavarce (Venezuela) - 5.5 pts; 4.Joshua Johnson (TT) - 5.5 pts.

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