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2018 Central American and Caribbean Women's Chess Championship

2018 Central American and Caribbean Women's Chess Championship
07 Aug
2018

Barbados' four-time national women's champion Katrina Blackman walked away with the gold medal at the recently concluded 2018 Central American and Caribbean Women's Chess Championship held here in Barbados.

In a tense finish to the championship, the 25-year-old Blackman clinched the US$1000.00 top prize on a tie-break, after finishing level on points with Ailen Oriana Mena of Curacao when the six-day tournament concluded at the All Seasons Resort in Sunset Crest.

Both Blackman, the number 6 seed, and Mena, the number 2, went into the final round level on six points in a three-way tie at the top of the table.

With the pair clinching victories to finish on seven points, Blackman took gold on account of winning their head to head clash in the sixth round.

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