Jamaica’s #1 player FM Warren Elliott has sent out a release announcing two theme tournaments sponsored by Chess Unlimited. The organization, a joint venture between Elliott and FM Jomo Pitterson is designed to improve competition in Jamaica.
The concept of this first tournament arose from the need to impove Jamaican’s international ratings. This will enable us(Jamaicans) to become eligible to participate in a number of international tournaments that require higher ratings for us to be invited. It also helps to improve our pool of ratings and allow locals to push higher on local soil (without the hassle of paying for airfare, accomodation, food etc when traveliing otherwise).