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Faculty of Sport

Academy of Sport



Mr. Lawrence Depradine

Chess Coach

Lawrence has won various national championships in multiple age categories. He eventually started coaching many Junior National and CARIFTA champions, one of which went on to becoming a Senior National Champion and International Master. 

He is the Vice President of the Barbados Chess Federation and a volunteer coordinator of YEA (Youth Equipped to Achieve). 


  • Chess Arbiter Certificate, World Chess Federation (FIDE)
  • Sports Administrators Certificate, Barbados Olympic Association 
  • Instructor Certificate, World Chess Federation (FIDE)

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