Bahamas Chess Officials meet Minister

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Executive Members of The Bahamas Chess Federation (BCF) met with The Minister of Youth and Sports, Hon. Desmond Bannister and the Permanent Secretary, Mr. Archie Nairn on Monday 11th May, 2009. While at the meeting, the parties discussed the current state of Chess in The Bahamas, plans to strengthen the BCF and opportunities of players through training. In addition, they discussed the possibilities of including Chess as an activity in the Ministry’s upcoming 2009 Summer Program.

~ Kean A. Smith, President of Bahamas Chess Federation

From left to right Mr. Archie Nairn, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Youth and Sports; Mr. Milton Evans, Vice President of The Bahamas Chess Federation (BCF); Hon. Desmond Bannister, Minister of Youth and Sports; Mr. Kean A. Smith, President of The BCF and Mr. Warren Seymour, BCF Tournament Director  and BCF Scholastic Chess Trainer.

From left to right Mr. Archie Nairn, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Youth and Sports; Mr. Milton Evans, Vice President of The Bahamas Chess Federation (BCF); Hon. Desmond Bannister, Minister of Youth and Sports; Mr. Kean A. Smith, President of The BCF and Mr. Warren Seymour, BCF Tournament Director and BCF Scholastic Chess Trainer.

Daaim Shabazz

Daaim Shabazz is the founder of The Chess Drum, while serving as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds a B.S. Computer Science from Chicago State University, an MBA in Marketing and a Ph.D. in International Affairs & Development, both from Clark Atlanta University. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.

2 Comments

  1. Daaim,

    Thank you for the coverage. It is good to see my Bahamian brothers moving the sport forward. Kean and I keep in touch. Warren Seymour is a legend in Bahamian chess and it is good to see him still working with the youngsters. I have not spoken to Milton Evans for many years – he was several years ahead of me at law school. It is interesting that both the president and vice-president in the Bahamas are lawyers!

    Sooner than later we are going to have a massive Caribbean event and the Bahamas will be very involved. More anon.

    Nuff respect from Jamaica!
    Ian

  2. I remember Warren Seymour coaching a youth team back in 1983 with his daughter Antoinette Seymour on board #1. Dr. Juliette Storr was on that team as was Anthony Moss and Percy Rolle. I showed Moss some lines in the Najdorf and tried to get a blitz game with Rolle, but he refused. He had just destroyed a few weaker players in blitz. I don’t believe any of them play any more.

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