2007 CMMB Caribbean Chess Championships
Trinidad Trinidad Trinidad

The Trinidad & Tobago Chess Foundation (www.ttchess.com) is hosting it 5th International Tournament and is extending an invitation to the chess community for the 8-round event. The tournament will take place in Port of Spain (the capitol) from August 8th-11th and will have a US$4000 prize fund. Due to overwhelming requests, the T&T Chess Foundation (not to be confused with the T&T  Chess Federation) organized an Open category to go along with the concurrent junior tournament.

Trinidad & Tobago Chess Foundation, http://www.ttchess.com

Organizer Edison Raphael is expecting regional competition from Cuba, Jamaica, Barbados, Martinique, United States, Suriname and Venezuela. Raphael has also announced the following conditions:

"The event will be an 8 Rounds Swiss with game in 3 hours. Two (2) games will be played daily. The junior event will be played from 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. each day. The open section will take place from 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. each day.

Junior participants will have the opportunity to compete in three age group categories: Under-20, Under-14 and Under-10 as well as in the Open section.

Cash prizes will be awarded for the first 5 places in each section and trophies to the top 10 finishers in each section. We are currently finalizing the cash prizes fund with our sponsors and would advise you of the detailed cash prizes in our next bulletin.

We will provide free accommodation and a meal allowance for one player from each Federation for the duration of the tournament. Free airport transfers as well as transfers to and from the playing venue and the hotel/guesthouse will be provided.

The entry fee is
US$30.00 per player - Junior Section and US$50.00 per player- Open Section. An additional US$30.00 entry fee for junior players who also wish to take part in the open section.

Guesthouse accommodations have been arranged at the Allamanda @ 61 Carlos Street, Woodbrook, Port of Spain at a cost of US$30.00 per person per night inclusive of breakfast. Hotel accommodation is also available starting at US$150.00 per room per night with breakfast."

Full Details! See Flyer! Contact Edison Raphael at araphael@tstt.net.tt for any further questions.

Posted by The Chess Drum: 21 June 2007