i) 7 of 12 are FIDE rated
ii) 3 are FIDE Masters (Denny, Corbin, Szmetan)
iii) 1 is a Barbados National Master (Warner)
iv) 3 are juniors (Kirton, Alleyne, Taitt)
v) 3 are former national champions (Denny, Corbin, Warner)
vi) 4 are making their debut at the National Championships (Yarde, Kirton, Alleyne, Szmetan)
vii) 6 have represented Barbados at least one World Chess Olympiad (Denny, Corbin, Warner, Daniel, Austin, Taitt)
viii) Austin, Denny & Greenidge are coming off a very successful Trinidad Open which Austin won, Denny tied for 2 and Greenidge tied for 3.
ix) Kirton, Barbados Under 16 & 20 champion, is coming off a very successful Curacao Junior International which he just won to become the 1st Barbadian junior to win the junior section. The web site for the tournament is www.curacao.com/chess.