ICPS dominates at Scholastic Team Chess Championship.
The University of Technology was a buzz on Monday May 22, 2023 as more than 50 teams from schools across Jamaica converged for the 21st Annual Scholastic Team Chess Championship. The tournament boasted four (4) sections, Open, Junior High, Under 8 and Female. ICPS fielded two teams in the Female Primary/Prep. category, a section that we have dominated since the inception of the chess programme at the school in 2010. Team A comprised Amanda Chang
(2023 ICPS Chess Queen), Erin Young and Joelle Hamilton while Team B was Saanvi Paladugu, Mai Chin and Dayna-Simone Swasey.
After five (5) rounds of fierce competition and intense battles, ICPS stood atop the standings with both teams tied for 1st place. In the end, Team A was awarded the official first place having defeated Team B during the competition and Team B was relegated to second. In addition, Saanvi Paladugu copped the best Board 1 award while Joelle Hamilton secured the award for best board 2. The determination and general deportment of the girls on and off the board was admirable and the ICPS community has every reason to be proud.