THE EDITOR: The past 15 years I would have looked forward to the weekly Thursday article written by Carl Jacobs, otherwise known as Double Rooks, in the Trinidad Guardian
On one of his interviews with me I gave him the history of the Moruga Chess Club, which he wrote about under the headline “Can chess convert the donkey tail?”
Space does not permit me to reproduce the interview, so I will just quote the opening paragraph:
“Chess may not be flourishing in the remote soil of Moruga, but the mind game has certainly taken productive root in that neglected area of south Trinidad.”
In January, the national under-18 championship was held at the UTT Campus in Pt Lisas. The results would have pleased “Double Rooks” as for the first time in the club’s history, one of our players, Wayan Rooplal, a former student of the Holy Trinity Anglican School and at present a Form 3 student of Tableland Secondary School placed third in the under-16 girls’ category.
The members of the Moruga Chess Club offer our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Jacobs. May he rest in peace.
Moruga Chess Club