Jamaica’s 40th Annual Meeting

Dear JCF Members and Supporters:

Please be advised that the 40th Annual General Meeting of the Jamaica Chess Federation, will be held at 1.00 p.m. this Saturday, June 14th, 2008 at the Alhambra Inn, 1 Tucker Avenue, Kingston 6 (off Mountain View Avenue – across from the traffic lights by the National Stadium where Arthur Wint Drive intersects with Mountain View Avenue).

Matters to be dealt with include the Election of the Nomination Committee for the 2008/2010.

The awards ceremony for 2007 will follow the AGM at approximately 3 p.m. and will recognise the winners of tournaments and other top performers during 2007.

One of the most anticipated awards will be Player of the Year, as three players, top junior National Master Brandon Wilson, National Master Jomo Pitterson and FIDE Master Warren Elliott are the main contenders.

Special Guest will be Michael Hylton QC, former Solicitor General of Jamaica.

Dress: Elegantly Casual

Everyone is invited to attend.

Peter Myers, JCF Secretary


Below are some of the winners for 2007, Special Award Categories and Sponsors to be recognized:

Tournament (Winner)

New Year’s Open (Mikhail Solomon)

New Year’s Amateur (Samuel Lamont)

National Junior Championships (Onaje LaMont)

National Girls Championships (Annesha Smith)

Lasco Chess League
(King Assassins: NM Jomo Pitterson, Onaje LaMont, Mikhail Solomon,
Daren Wisdom, Walter Williams and Paul Brooks)

National High Schools Championships
(Glenmuir – Walter Williams, Lucien Rowe, Onaje La Mont
and Mikhail Gillespie)

Robert Wheeler Open (NM Brandon Wilson)

Robert Wheeler Amateur (Brandon Badal)

Masters KO (NM Jomo Pitterson)

Independence Open (NM Equitable Brown)

Independence Amateur (Annesha Smith)

Harold Chan Open (NM Geoffrey Byfield)

Harold Chan Amateur (Andre Rowe)

All-age National Championships (U18)
Under-18 overall (Phillip Pryce)
Under-18 Girls (Krishna Gray)

National Championships (Warren Elliott)

National Women’s Championships (WFM Deborah Richards)

President’s Invitational (Alain Morais)

Jamaica Open (NM Duane Rowe)

Jamaica Open Amateur (Margoe Williams)

Clarendon Open (Brandon Wilson)

Clarendon Amateur (Douglas Johnson)

Frederick Cameron Open (NM Jomo Pitterson)

Frederick Cameron Amateur (Kareem Wright)

National Blitz Championships (FM Warren Elliott)


In addition to the foregoing, Special Awards will given as follows:

– Most Active Player
– Most Improved Player
– Gold Certificate of Merit
– Silver Certificate of Merit
– Special Certificate of Merit
– NM Certificate
– Super NM Certificate
– Analyst of the Year
– Journalist of the Year
– International Representatives
– Player of the Year

Sponsors to be recognised include:

1. Lasco Distributors Limited

2. RBTT Bank Jamaica Limited

3. Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited

4. Axis Jamaica Limited

5. Jamaica Moneymarket Brokers Limited

6. General Accident Insurance Company Limited

7. Scotia Dehring Bunting & Golding Limited

8. Pulse Investment Limited

9. Sports Development Foundation

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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