Jamaica Jamaica Jamaica
Warren Elliott Chess Festival. Copyright   2006, Five-Star Chess.

Hello Chess Friend,

You are cordially invited to participate in the
2nd Warren Elliott Chess (WEC) Festival for juniors. The tournament is a part of FIDE Master Warren Elliott's effort to improve junior chess in Jamaica, as all winners will receive 3 full months of dedicated training from him. The concept of the tournament is outlined below. As I've played in many international tournaments I have come to realize that Jamaica needs to improve in many areas with regards to tournaments for juniors. In presenting this tournament, the organizers had just this in mind, resulting in:

  1. Excellent and improved playing conditions; air conditioned playing room, sets and equipment provided, none smoking playing areas, comfortably furnished rooms, close bathroom facilities
  2. More varied categories - under 20, under 16, under 10 and female (and even a new category - 'young over 20')
  3. More usable prizes - chess Scholarships, cash, books, trophies, medals etc.
  4. Media coverage to expose the juniors
  5. Official opening and closing ceremonies - Speaker for the event: Mr. Ian Wilkinson (Speaking on Achieving Success in Chess and Life!)

Honorable mention awardees:
NM John Powell, NM Geoffrey Byfield, NM Kevin Brown


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VENUE: Guardian Life, 12 Trafalgar Road
DATE: March 4-5, 2006
TIME: 9:00am (Opening ceremony)
CATEGORIES: under-20, under-16, under-10, Female and young under-20
ENTRY FEE: $600 (pre-registered) $800 on day

PRIZES:

Under 20

1st - WEC Gold Medal + Chess Scholarship + Cash + Book
2nd - WEC Silver Medal + Cash

3rd - WEC Bronze Medal + Cash

Under 16
1st - WEC Gold Medal + Chess Scholarship + Cash + Book
2nd - WEC Silver Medal + Cash
3rd - WEC Bronze Medal + Cash

Under 10
1st - WEC Gold Medal + Chess Scholarship + Cash + Chess Software
2nd - WEC Silver Medal + Book
3rd - WEC Bronze Medal + Magazine

Female
1st - WEC Gold Medal + Chess Scholarship + Cash + Book
2nd - WEC Silver Medal + Cash
3rd - WEC Bronze Medal + Cash

Total prizes are dependent on the number of entries.

Endorsements: Jamaica Chess Federation

Thanks for becoming a part of this long awaited festival.


FM Warren Elliott
elliottwarren@hotmail.com

Opening Ceremony outline:

9:00am

  • Short introduction
  • National Anthem
  • Introduction of Special guests, invitees and award recipients
  • Guest Speaker
  • Award Presentations
  • Rules of the tournament and other announcements

Games Begin!

Posted by The Chess Drum: 1 March 2006