Del Castilho defeats Colombian Grand Master

Barbadian Fide Master Martyn Del Castilho achieved a personal landmark when he defeated Colombian Grand Master Sergio Barrientos in round 4 of the Continental Chess Chess Championship. The Continental Chess Championship features the top players in the Americas vying for a qualifying spot at the next Chess World Cup.

Del Castilho whose participation is sponsored by Sun General Insurance and Going Places Travel has positioned himself well after 4 rounds with 3 points from a possible 4 and depending on the mix of players could put himself in line for an International Master Norm.

Del Castilho got off to a good start with a win against Hector Lemus of El Salvador.  In round 2 he lost a tough battle against the highly rated and very experienced Chilean Grand Master Ivan Morovic Fernandez. He then put together 2 consecutive wins defeating Carlos Avalos of the USA and Grand Master Barrientos.

He will now face another tough challenge in round 5 when he meets the highly Fide Master Matias Perez Gormaz of Chile.

Local chess fans will be keenly following the event at and routing for their local chess hero. The BCF would also like to express its sincere appreciation to Sun General and Going Places.


GM Barientos (COL) vs FM Martyn Del Castilho (BAR)


GM Barientos (COL) vs FM Martyn Del Castilho (BAR)