UWI repeat success at Pan American Chess Champs
Thursday, January 03, 2013
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.
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
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.
Second-year actuarial science
student Miguel Asher secured four excellent victories from six games for UWI.
Overall, he placed an impressive ninth out of 43 players who competed on 'board
four'. Other team members included Paul Brooks, Zachary Ramsay and National
Master Stuart James.
The trip was made possible by the
support of the Office of the Vice Chancellor.