Reining National Under-14 and Under-12 Open chess champion Rory Prescod performed commendably to emerge as the top Barbadian finisher at the International “Tehsil” Cup, an online tournament organised by Azerbaijan Chess Federation and other entities.
The 12-year-old Queen’s College student gained five-and-a-half points in the tournament last weekend that was open to Under-17 players and attracted more than 200 competitors from around the world.
Prescod, ranked no. 196, finished in 149th after scoring wins against higher rated opponents from Kyrgyzstan, Germany, Venezuela and Azerbaijan.
The two other Barbadians in the tournament, the brother and sister pair of Louis and Hannah Wilson, ended with four-and-a-half points.
The only other Caribbean entrant, Trinidadian International Master Alan-Safar Ramoutar, advanced to the final stage of the tournament after collecting nine-and-a-half points in the qualifying round. (BCF)
Rory Prescod was the top Barbadian at the International “Tehsil” Cup. (BCF Picture)