International Master Shane Matthews won the main open section, as scores of chess players including several Masters competed at the 2019 Barita Chess Open, which took place on April 27 at The University of the West Indies.
This was the second staging of the exciting rapid event that was organised by MR Games, who welcomed Barita Investments Limited this year as the headline sponsor. Matthews finished with an unbeaten 5.5 points, including victories over National Master Raheem Glaves and defending champion FIDE Master Shreyas Smith. He sealed victory with a final round draw with National Master Ryan Blackwood.
Tournament director, Zachary Ramsay said he was “pleased with the tremendous support from Barita Investments Limited and the entire chess community, and furthermore pleased with the educational value it provided for the scores of ambitious chess players”.