Celebrating our Heroes in Chess
Bridgetown, Barbados,-May 24-28, 2007
PRESS RELEASE: 2008-05-25
Grandmasters in for Digicel RBTT Heroes Day Cup
The Grandmasters are in the house.
US Grandmaster Julio Becerra and English Grandmaster Keith Arkell will be featured players in the Masters Section when the pawns start pushing at this year’s Digicel RBTT sponsored Heroes Day Cup International Chess Tournament.
Schedule for April 26th- to May 1st, 2008, the Bridgetown Chess Centre will be the centre of local chess as twenty four players from the USA, England, Surinam, Martinique, Trinidad & Tobago, Bermuda, Cuba, Sweden, Colombia and Barbados via for honours in two sections, the Digicel Masters and RBTT Candidates.
Chairman of Heroes Day Cup Organizing Committee Allan Herbert, left, receiving RBTT Bank Sponsorship Cheque from Joseph Charles, Marketing Officer, RBTT
In presenting the sponsorship cheque for the RBTT Candidates Section, Mr. Joseph Charles, Marketing Officer, said that RBTT was pleased to continue the association with the Heroes Day Cup. He added that RBTT welcomed the increased participation the RBTT Candidates Section which provides an opportunity for a number of young players to play against strong regional competition as well a the much needed chance to qualify for an International Rating from FIDE.
A distinguishing feature of the 2008 edition of the Digicel Masters Section is the fact that all the participants are International Titled players, a first for the tournament and the English Speaking Caribbean.
In addition to Grandmasters Becerra and Arkell, the section will feature two International Masters, Augusto Moran of Ecuador and Kevin Denny of Barbados and six FIDE Masters, Mauricio Uribe of Colombia, Bengt Hammar of Sweden, Ryan Harper of Trinidad & Tobago, and from Barbados National Champion Delisle Warner, Terry Farley and Dr. Philip Corbin.
Play commences Saturday April 26th, 10:00 a.m. at the Barbados Bridgetown Chess centre in Cavans Lane, Bridgetown. Admission to the public is free.