2009 Harold Chan Open (Jamaica)

THE 2009 HAROLD CHAN CHESS OPEN

Jamaica Jamaica Jamaica

VENUE
Campion College Auditorium
Use the entrance on Old Hope Road beside the
Matilda’s Corner Police Station.

DATES
Saturday September 19, 2009
Sunday September 20, 2009

Open Section
(Open to anyone)
September 19th and 20th, 2009

Intermediate Section
(For players with a JCF Rating under 1600)
September 19th and 20th, 2009

Amateur Section

(For players with a JCF Rating under 1300, including
unrated players.
September 19th 2009 ONLY
(See below for special time limit for
this new category)

FORMAT & TIME CONTROL
Open & Intermediate Sections
6 Round Swiss (3 Rounds Each Day)
Time Control
Game in 80 Minutes

Amateur Section
5 Round Swiss – ALL Rounds in one (1) Day
Time Control
Game in 30 Minutes

PRIZES
Prizes for top players in each section, Classes, Age Groups and
Special Categories to be announced.

ENTRY FEES (ALL SECTIONS)

Non-Student Adult Males
Registration – J$1,000
Late Registration – J$1,500

Women, Juniors and Students
Registration – J$600
Late registration – J$900

CONTACT

JCF President – IAN WILKINSON
10 Swallowfield Road, Kingston 5
(968-0513, 960-4798 or 322-2143)

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

JCF Secretary – MICHAEL RAMSAY – (562-0952)

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Click HERE for entry fee form.

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.

7 Comments

  1. This seems to be an interesting honor does anyone know what contributions Harold Chan has made to chess in Jamaica?

  2. Daaim,

    I will send something in greater detail in the near future – but just to drop a quick note to say that Dr. Chan (a medical doctor by profession) was Guyanese of Chinese extraction but came to Jamaica and made it his home for over thirty years. The legendary NM Robert Wheeler, the late Thomas Figueroa and Dr. Chan became the first local chess masters in 1975 and proceeded to dominate chess in Jamaica for many years.

    Kewl,
    Ian

  3. Harold Chan, Sheldon Wong, Thomas Figueroa were early legends of Jamaican chess, that Juniors in the 80s always aspired to be like!! We did not necessarily know there full history, but just the mention of their names and some of their accomplishments in their short chess careers made us aspire to be better at chess, and be become better persons in life in general…. I think I speak on behalf of a lot of Juniors who came up in the 80s, Tobisch, Pitterson and others… I must say I have met Dr. Chan and it is hard to describe the feelings and emotions on meeting him for the first time!!!

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