2008 Robert Wheeler Open (Jamaica)

The Jamaica Chess Federation
Jamaica Jamaica Jamaica

presents the

ROBERT WHEELER CHESS OPEN 2008

DATES
Saturday April 19, 2008

Sunday April 20, 2008

VENUE

Campion College Auditorium

FORMAT
Six Round Swiss (3 Rounds on Each Day)

Open Section – Anyone can participate

Amateur Section – Open only to entrants with a JCF rating under 1600

TIME CONTROL
Game in 80 Minutes

REGISTRATION

NB:- Entrants may register with the following individuals up to and including next Wednesday April 16, 2008:

– JCF President (IAN WILKINSON) at 10 Swallowfield Road, Kingston 5
(960-4798 or 322-2143);

– JCF Vice-President PETER MYERS (425-5939);

– JCF Vice-President NM MARK HOLNESS (375-7733);

– JCF Vice-President FM WARREN ELLIOTT (777-7634);

– JCF Tournament Comm. Chair – Michael Ramsay (302-0351); and

– The Liguanea Chess Club – (7542776)

Entrants who register after Wednesday April 16, 2008 (Late Registration), will only be able to play in round 2 onwards.

ENTRY FEES

FOR BOTH THE OPEN AND AMATEUR TOURNAMENT

Non-Student Adult Males

Registration – J$1,000

Late Registration – J$1,500

FOR BOTH THE OPEN AND AMATEUR TOURNAMENT

Women, Juniors and Students
Registration – J$600

Late registration – J$900

NB: All players must be paid-up members of the Jamaica Chess Federation.

MEMBERSHIP FEES
Adult – $2000 per year/$1,000 for 6 months

Juniors (under 20 as at January 01, 2008) – $1000 per year/$500 for 6 months

NB: Half (½) point bye available only for first round and will only be allowed after proper registration prior to Thursday April 17, 2008.

PROPER REGISTRATION means paying the relevant fee(s) in addition to completing the registration form.

GUARANTEED PRIZES

OPEN SECTION: 1st – $10,000.

2nd $5000.00

3rd $3000.00

AMATEUR SECTION (under 1600 rating):

1st – $5000

2nd – $3000

3rd – $2000

Other prizes include best Under 10, 12 and 14 year-old players, best rural player, best female player, best junior and best new player.

Daaim Shabazz

Dr. Daaim Shabazz is the creator and webmaster of The Chess Drum. He serves as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds an MBA in Marketing and a doctorate in International Affairs & Development. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.

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  1. MATTHEWS AND HALL TOP WHEELER CHESS OPEN

    Shane Matthews (r) accepts the winners trophy from Robert Wheeler.

    Seven-time national champion Shane Matthews (r) accepts the winners trophy
    from tournament subject, Robert Wheeler.

    Seven-time National Chess Champion, National Master Shane Matthews and Montego Bay Community College student Oneil Hall walked away winners of the Open and Amateur sections respectively, of the 2008 staging of the Robert Wheeler Chess Open held at the Campion College Auditorium last weekend.

    Matthews secured the Open title after scoring a perfect six points from as many games. Second place went to rising junior star Stuart James of Wolmer’s Boys, who ended on 4.5 points while third was shared by four players, Sahir Abbas, Daren Wisdom, National Master Geoffrey Byfield and Peter Myers, each of whom secured four points.

    The Amateur section for players with a Jamaica Chess Federation (JCF) rating below 1600, was won by Montego Bay Community College student Oneil Hall, who scored an unbeaten five and half points from six games. Second place was shared between Wolmer’s Boys’ Chad Lawrence and Campion College’s Jevonne MacIntosh who each ended on 5 points.

    Special age group prizes were awarded to Chad Lawrence for being the top player under 14, to Andrew Folkes for being the top player under 12 and Douglas Byfield for being the top player Under 10.

    Jordan Chen was adjudged the best new player, Melisha Smith walked away with the best female award and Sahir Abbas took home the best rural player prize.

    This, the sixth staging of the tournament, was sponsored by Axis Jamaica Limited and the JCF. The tournament is held each year in honour of National Master Robert Wheeler for his outstanding contribution to the sport of chess in Jamaica. Wheeler was Arbiter for the 2-day event.

    Crosstable

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