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Bert Scott, "Kingston and St. Andrew Chess Association formed," Jamaican Ambassadors Chess Academy."

Consistent with the mandate of the Jamaica Chess Federation (JCF) to establish Chess Associations in each Parish in Jamaica, Bertram Scott was recently appointed President of the Kingston & St. Andrew Chess Association (KSACA). The Vice-President is Humphrey Gayle, while Adrian Palmer will serve as Secretary. A search is on for a Treasurer, and interested persons are invited to submit their interest. Markland Douglas, a Vice-President of the JCF, will serve as the JCF Liaison Officer.

Kingston & St. Andrew has the largest number of chess players in Jamaica including such players as National Champion,
NM Shane Matthews, National Women's Champion, Deborah Richards, National Blitz and National Open Champion, FM Warren Elliott, National Junior Champion, Alain Morais, and Jamaica's newest National Master, Ras Malaku Lorne.

KSACA is the second Chess Association to be formed under the new JCF initiative. The Clarendon Chess Association (CAC) was recently enacted with
Howard Wilson as its President, and also held its Open Championship which was won by NM Duane Rowe. The St. James Chess Association (SJCA) is expected to be launched soon with National Master Mark Holness tipped to become its President.

KSACA plans to hold its Men, Women, Junior (U-20), Cadet (U-14), and Open Championships in the next calendar year, along with staging monthly open tournaments as early as December 2003. The annual fee for membership in KSACA is $500 and $300 for Junior Members (U-20). All KSACA events will be for members only. For further information, call 305-2672, or

Posted by The Chess Drum: 9 November 2003