The Director of Sport, Christopher Jones on Wednesday was present at local airports to welcome the successful Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA) Chess and Swim teams.
The Chess team, which were competing in Curaçao, Netherland Antilles, over the weekend, did well to better their performance from last year, finishing on 36.5 points and in fifth place out of ten countries participating.
Chess Coach Wendell Meusa, who is attached to the NSC, noted that he was pleased with the players’ performance and more so, the individual improvements of the players which positively contributed to their ranking in the sport.
In better news for the sport, the Ninth CARIFTA Junior Chess Competition will be hosted in Guyana in 2020.
On the other hand, the swimmers also had a successful outing at the Barbados Aquatic Centre, Wildey, where 12-year-old Aleka Persaud stood out for the Guyanese contingent with a number of medals including two golds.
All the CARIFTA athletes inclusive of the chess, swim and track and field teams, will be honoured with a motorcade and dinner today.