Harper and Wiltshire reign supreme at Umada Cup 2014
FM Ryan Harper and CM Esan Withshire reigned supreme at the recently concluded UMADA cup 2014 held in Guyana. This was the third time successive that Ryan has won this Tournament in the Open Section with a cash prize of US $ 2,500.00. In second place was FM Orlando Husbands (Barbados) followed by T & T's Vishnu Singh. In the Challangers section CM Esan Wiltshire took the top spot with 7.0 points.
Other creditable performances was Aditi Soondarsingh Third place best Female and Mikel Martin second place best Under 1700 Rated player. Mikel who had just turned 13 had the pleasure of defeating the Guyana Junior National Champion Haifeng Su (19 yrs). This was Mikel's first ever overseas trip representing Trinidad & Tobago. T & T was represented by seven players :- Ryan Harper, Vishnu Singh, Kevin Cupid, Esan Withshire, Frank Sears, Aditi Soondarsingh & Mikel Martin.
The Team did us proud with the Two Top Prizes, one Third Place, 2nd U-1700 Rated and 3rd best female.