On May 19, 2012 the Belize National Youth Chess Foundation (BNYCF) held it’s fifth annual National Chess Olympiad at the UB gymnasium in Belmopan. The top 200 young chess players, ranging in age from 6 to 18 years and representing all districts of Belize, competed in what has become the annual highlight event for BNYCF. Also filling the facility to near capacity were nearly 300 spectators, coaches, tournament directors, and other volunteers who came out to support BNYCF and ensure another successful Olympiad.In addition to the competition, players and spectators alike were treated to various activities throughout the day such as kite making, face painting, performances by Ozzy the Clown, as well as an exhibition chess match by stilt walkers from El Arenal Village.
DIVISION NAME District/Club SCHOOL
8 and under Markiese Brown West Cayo United Christian Mennonite
9-10 years Myles Coombs West Cayo St. Andrews Anglican
11-12 years Jeremy Chiang East Cayo Belize Christian Academy
13 year olds Mauricio Noble Belize City Holy Redeemer
14-15 years Ivor Pixabaj Stann Creek Ecumenical High
16-17 years Alfred Awe Stann Creek Ecumenical High
Seniors Cordelia Raymond
DIVISION NAME CLUB SCHOOL
8 and under Omary Medina Belize City St. Joseph Primary
9-10 years Ariola Cucul Toledo Aguacate R.C.
11-12 years Irene Perez Corozal Santa Clara R.C.
13 years Natalia Henderson East Cayo Home Schooled
14-15 years Ayleen Perez Orange Walk Muffles College
16-17 years Maricella Cocom East Cayo Belmopan Comprehensive
Top Female Team:
The Royal Queens of Toledo: Darlene Rash, Lydia Rash, Venessa Cucul, and Virginia Cus.
Top Overall Team:
The Supreme Pawns of Stann Creek: Alred Awe, Feliciano Pixabaj, Javier Lisbey,Jerome Sho.
The Champions, Supreme Pawns, Alfred Awe collects the trophy for second year in a row.
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Special Thanks to the Businesses who made the event possible:
Caves Branch Jungle Lodge( national sponsor)
BTL( national sponsor)
Belmopan City Online
Royal Mayan Shrimp Farms