Archive for the 'Bahamas' Category

Yan LyanskyPhoto courtesy of Andre White. The Continental Chess Association went international with its road act to the Bahamas. Not even a turbulent stormy hurricane season could stop this tournament from being a success. The Bahamas International & Amateur came together as a joint initiative between the CCA and the Bahamas Chess Federation. Yan Lyansky […]

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Yan LyanskyPhoto courtesy of Andre White. The Bahamas National Open took place April 15th-17th in Nassau. The round started out on Friday evening with a brief ceremony as the CW Sawyer Primary School. There were 26 players participating with 16 in the Candidates section and 10 in the Scholastic section. There were several national champions […]

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The Chess Drum’s Daaim Shabazz had a chance to chat with Bahamian chess pioneer Warren Seymour. He had finished directing the 2011 Bahamas National Open won by Yan Lyansky. In the 27-minute interview, Seymour talked about his chess beginnings in 1954 and his learning the game by picking up a book in the library. After […]

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The Chess Drum’s Daaim Shabazz will be visiting the Bahamas Chess Federation as a special guest. He will also be there to participate in the 2nd Bahamas National Chess Open which will take place in Nassau on April 15th-17th. The field will include National Champion Ken Gibson and National Master Bryon Small. Tournament Announcement

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Ken Gibson (left) facing Chappel Whyms in the final round of the Bahamas National Championship. Gibson would win the encounter to earn the title. Photo by Bahamas Chess Federation. Ken Gibson is Bahamas National Champion for the 2010-2011 year after scoring +2 to win the crown. The tournament was heavily contested as the result was […]

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Jomo Pitterson The “land of wood and water” is singing the praises of FM Jomo Pitterson who placed joint first in the 2.3.5 subzonal held in the Bahamas this past week. This tournament was attended by players from 10 countries. Pitterson played solidly with an undefeated 7/9 along with WGM Serai Sanchez-Castillo of Venezuela outpacing […]

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FIDE is in the midst of a fierce campaign to elect the next head of the 158-member chess organization. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov is the current President and has waged a battle to extend his 15-year reign. His opponent is the 12th World Champion, Anatoly Karpov who has made inroads to many federations including several countries with […]

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The Bahamas Kean Smith is leading the host effort for the Caribbean Chess Subzonal 2.3 in the capitol city of Nassau. The event will take place from Friday, June 25th to July 1st. Some 16 federations will take part in the nine-round FIDE event. This will mark the first time the subzonal has been hosted […]

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PRESS RELEASE Contact: Mr. Kean A. Smith, President 242-323-5258 February 8th, 2010 Grand Master Dave Norwood plays Chess Simultaneous in The Bahamas GM Dave Norwood presents a cheque to Kean Smith, President of the Bahamas Chess Federation before his 26 Board Simultaneous as Archie Nairn (centre) Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youth Sports and […]

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Chess Federation Set To Host 2010 Caribbean Sub Zonal Championships by Bernard Newbold The Bahamas Chess Federation (BCF) on Thursday during a press conference held at the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture officially announced that they will host the 2010 Caribbean Chess Sub Zonal Tournament. BCF president Kean Smith explained that the Chess Sub […]

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Bahamas sees growth!

BAHAMAS EXPANDING IN THE WORLD OF CHESS Kean Smith, President of Bahamas Chess Federation In April, 2007 the Bahamas Chess Federation had for the first time Bahamian Chess Players listed on The World Chess Federation (FIDE) Rating List. There were five players as first. Three additional players were added over the next two years. FIDE […]

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Executive Members of The Bahamas Chess Federation (BCF) met with The Minister of Youth and Sports, Hon. Desmond Bannister and the Permanent Secretary, Mr. Archie Nairn on Monday 11th May, 2009. While at the meeting, the parties discussed the current state of Chess in The Bahamas, plans to strengthen the BCF and opportunities of players […]

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THE 2nd BAHAMAS YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2008 The 2nd Bahamas Youth Chess Championship 2008 was held on Saturday 16th and 23rd February at C.R. Walker Senior High School Auditorium. This two day tournament was divided into six (6) sections – U21, U18, U16, U14, U12 and U10. Main Hall of The 2nd Bahamas Youth Chess […]

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