Back Row - Mr. Dirk Austin (Women Team Coach), Mrs. Beverley Howell-Mayers (Manager), Mr. Shamel Howell (UWI), International Master Jose Vilela De Acuna (Men Team Coach), FIDE Master Delisle Warner, Mr. Kelvin Daniel, Mr. Martyn Del Castilho (UWI, FIDE Master Dr. Philip, International Arbiter Rohan Waithe, Mr. Peter Dawson (BCF President) Front Row - Miss. Katrina Blackman (Coleridge & Parry), Mrs. Juanita Garnett, Miss. Corrine Howard (Barbados Community College), Miss. Rashida Corbin (National Woman Champion), Miss. Cheri-Ann Parris (UWI)

Back Row - Mr. Dirk Austin (Women Team Coach), Mrs. Beverley Howell-Mayers (Manager), Mr. Shamel Howell (UWI), International Master Jose Vilela De Acuna (Men Team Coach), FIDE Master Delisle Warner, Mr. Kelvin Daniel, Mr. Martyn Del Castilho (UWI, FIDE Master Dr. Philip, International Arbiter Rohan Waithe, Mr. Peter Dawson (BCF President) Front Row - Miss. Katrina Blackman (Coleridge & Parry), Mrs. Juanita Garnett, Miss. Corrine Howard (Barbados Community College), Miss. Rashida Corbin (National Woman Champion), Miss. Cheri-Ann Parris (UWI). Photo by Barbados Chess Federation.

(Left) Shadrack Kantinti (Right) Steven and Moses Kawuma battling against the British Virgin Islands. Photos by Daaim Shabazz.

Uganda's Shadrack Kantinti (left). FM Steven Kawuma and his brother Moses battle against the British Virgin Islands (right). Steven plays Bill Hook while Moses plays Christopher Art.


GM Pontus Carlsson (Sweden)

IM Kenny Solomon (South Africa)
Tshepiso Lopang (Botswana), WIM Oleiny Linares-Napoles (Cuba). Photo by Daaim Shabazz.

Tshepiso Lopang (Botswana), WIM Oleiny Linares-Napoles (Cuba)
Eddie Lamptey-Thompson and John Hasford  (Ghana). Photo by Daaim Shabazz.

Eddie Lamptey-Thompson and John Hasford  (Ghana)
GM Susan Polgar posing with Trinidadian team. Standing is Aditi Soondarsingh and seated are Javanna Smith and Lyndy Ann Guiseppi. Photo by FM Paul Truong.

GM Susan Polgar posing with Trinidadian team. Standing left is Aditi Soondarsingh and seated are Javanna Smith and Lyndy Ann Guiseppi. Photo by FM Paul Truong.

Jamaica playing Jordan: (R-L) Jamaica - Brandon Wilson, Duane Rowe, Shane Matthews, FM Warren Elliott. Photo by Ian Wilkinson.

Jamaica playing Jordan: (right to left) Jamaica - Brandon Wilson, Duane Rowe, Shane Matthews, FM Warren Elliott. Photo by Ian Wilkinson.

Amon Simutowe of Zambia questioning the forfeit of Suriname’s Roger Matoewi (far right) who was seconds late. The arbiter stood firm on the policy.

Seychelles women's team: (left to right) Shirley Anette, Bernadette Mein, Dericka Figaro and Marianna Eulentin.

Amon Simutowe of Zambia questioning the forfeit of Suriname’s Roger Matoewi (far right) who was seconds late. The arbiter stood firm on the policy.

Amon Simutowe of Zambia (left) questioning the forfeit of Suriname's Roger Matoewi (far right) who was seconds late. Simutowe wanted to play the game. The arbiter stood firm on the policy.

Controversy erupts in the Gabon vs. U.S. Virgin Islands match as Jean-Pierre Moulain (tan suit) protests the decision by arbiter. Michael Smith insisted on forfeit despite the fact that Moulain was present prior at the board prior to round staring. Moulain was on 8.5/10 and Smith was on 0.5/10.

Controversy erupts in the Gabon vs. U.S. Virgin Islands match as Jean-Pierre Moulain (tan suit) protests the decision by arbiter. Michael Smith insisted on forfeit despite the fact he greeted Moulain at the board prior to round starting. Moulain was on 8.5/10 and Smith was on 0.5/10. Photo courtesy of Barthelemy Ndjila.

Ethiopia vs. Ireland. Photo by Daaim Shabazz.

Ethiopia vs. Ireland
Boitumelo Keinyatse of Botswana speaking with one of the arbiters. Photo by Daaim Shabazz.

Boitumelo Keinyatse of Botswana speaking with one of the arbiters.
Haitian seat at FIDE Assembly. Send prayers for Haiti. Photo by Daaim Shabazz.

Haitian seat at FIDE Assembly. Send prayers for Haiti.
Dr. Omar Esau (South Africa). Photo by Daaim Shabazz.

Dr. Omar Esau (South Africa)
FM Felizado Alice Mateus (Mozambique) and Jomo Pitterson (Jamaica). Photos by Daaim Shabazz.

FM Felizado Alice Mateus (Mozambique) and Jomo Pitterson (Jamaica)
Nigeria vs. Netherlands Antilles. (L-R) Benjamin Omorere, Adebayo Adegboyega, Bomo Kigigha, Charles Campbell. Adegboyega is facing Fabio Mensing and Kigigha is facing Sherman Maduro. Photo by Daaim Shabazz.

Nigeria vs. Netherlands Antilles. (L-R) Benjamin Omorere, Adebayo Adegboyega, Bomo Kigigha, Charles Campbell. Adegboyega is facing Fabio Mensing and Kigigha is facing Sherman Maduro.

Nigerian women's team: (L-R) Tolulope Jeje, Uwa Obasi-Chekwas, Rachael Edward-Dappa, Folusayo Togun

Tolulope Jeje of Nigeria browsing with her baby boy.

There was a baby seen in a few photos. It was Israel Tolulope, the baby boy of Jeje Tolulope, board #4 for Nigeria women's team. Israel accompanied his mother to the matches and was seen next to the board… quiet and content. She is seen here browsing for books. Hopefully Israel will be coming to future Olympiads as a player!

Amani Matoussi (Tunisia). Photos by Daaim Shabazz.

Amani Matoussi (Tunisia)
Costa Rica vs. Egypt (men).
Egyptian GM Bassem Amin catches a glimpse of camera. Also pictured are GM Ahmed Adly (right) playing GM Alejandro Ramirez and IM Ali Frhat. Photos by Daaim Shabazz.

Costa Rica vs. Egypt (men).
Egyptian
GM Bassem Amin catches a glimpse of camera. Also pictured are GM Ahmed Adly (right) playing GM Alejandro Ramirez and IM Ali Frhat.
Barbados Juanita Garnett shows the “Bajan” spirit with the blue and gold braids. Photos by Daaim Shabazz.

Barbados Juanita Garnett shows the "Bajan" spirit with the blue and gold braids.
Angola women’s team: (clockwise from left): Fatima Reis, Lucia Guimaraes, Valquiria Rocha, Sonia Rosalina. Not pictured Nelma Lopes. Photos by Daaim Shabazz.

Angola women's team: (clockwise from left): Fatima Reis, Lucia Guimaraes, Valquiria Rocha, Sonia Rosalina. Not pictured Nelma Lopes.

Botswana men’s team: (from right): Ignatius Njobvu, Pitlagano Tebogo, Barileng Gaealashwe, Chaza Bontsi. Photo by Daaim Shabazz.

Botswana men's team: (right to left): Ignatius Njobvu, Pitlagano Tebogo, Barileng Gaealashwe, Chaza Bontsi.

African Continental Meeting. Photo by Daaim Shabazz.

African Continental Meeting
Botswana’s Dabilani Buthali (chair), South Africa's Omar Esau   and CACDEC Chair Allan Herbert listen intently to Algeria's Lakhdar Mazouz, member of FIDE's Verification Commission.

Botswana's Dabilani Buthali (chair), South Africa's Omar Esau   and CACDEC Chair Allan Herbert listen intently to Algeria's Lakhdar Mazouz, member of FIDE's Verification Commission.

L-R: Akinola Abidemi (Nigeria), Dr. Omar Esau (South Africa), Sani Mohammad (Nigeria), Dr. Daaim Shabazz (USA), Andolo Ambasi (Kenya). Photo by Daaim Shabazz.

L-R: Akinola Abidemi (Nigeria), Dr. Omar Esau (South Africa), Sani Mohammad (Nigeria), Dr. Daaim Shabazz (USA), Andolo Ambasi (Kenya)

Namibia vs. Kenya: Charles Eichab vs. FM Martin Gateri. Photo by Daaim Shabazz.

Namibia vs. Kenya: Charles Eichab vs. FM Martin Gateri
Qatari women win Category E prize! Photo by Daaim Shabazz.

Qatar women win Category E prize! Qatar is located in the Gulf region of the Arabian peninsula and has a considerable population of African ancestry.
Dabilani Buthali (FIDE President for Africa), Lewis Ncube (FIDE Vice President). Photo by Daaim Shabazz.

Dabilani Buthali (FIDE President for Africa), Lewis Ncube (FIDE Vice President)
Seychelles team members with IM Amon Simutowe in rear. Photo by Daaim Shabazz.

Seychelles vs.team members with IM Amon Simutowe in rear.
Dr. Philip Corbin with Dr. Daaim Shabazz after the Closing Ceremonies. Photo courtesy of Philip Corbin.

FM Dr. Philip Corbin with Dr. Daaim Shabazz
after the Closing Ceremonies
Photo from Philip Corbin.
Daaim Shabazz holding Odion Aikhoje’s 10th anniversary plaque
commemorating his gold medal from the 1998 Olympiad in Elista, Russia.
Photo by FM Paul Truong.

Daaim Shabazz holding Odion Aikhoje's 10th anniversary plaque
commemorating his gold medal from the 1998 Olympiad in Elista, Russia.
Photo by FM Paul Truong.


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