Barbados’ 1st Women’s Chess Champion, Margaret Prince was an icon of the local chess community and one of its most vocal advocates for Women’s Chess. She was a former Vice-President and Founding Member of the Barbados Chess Federation, serving a number of times on its Executive Management Committee. She was also a Founding Member of the Barbados Ladies Chess Association, serving as its Treasurer, and the Barbados Organization for Women in Sport.
An avid sports enthusiast she played Draughts and Dominoes competitively and was “Go As You Please” Barbados Women’s Draughts Champion. Tournament Director, Chess Coach, Chaperone to many female junior players, Manager of the Barbados Under 12 Junior Squad and Assistant Junior Team Manager on numerous tours to Trinidad & Tobago, Margaret Prince played an invaluable role to the development of the Sport of Chess in Barbados. To honour her contribution is why the tournament is being held.
~ Kelvin Daniel, Arbiter
Category: Open to all female players with an ELO rating of less than 2200, that is ELO < 2200.
Type: 7 round Swiss
Time Control: 1 ½ hour with 30 seconds increment.
Dates: January 1 – 4, 2010. Two rounds on 1 – 3 and one on 4th.
Daily start times: first round 10.00 a.m., next round 4.00 p.m. Closing ceremony 3.00 p.m. on January 4th.
Playing site: Bridgetown Chess Center, Cavans Lane, Bridgetown, Barbados.
Prize Fund US$2600
1st – US$1000
2nd – US$700
3rd – US$500
4th – US$250
Best Barbadian Player – US$150
Cash prizes will be shared equally, for those on equal points. Tiebreaks used to determine rankings in order are Progressive, Bucholz and Sonnenberger.
Accommodation: Palm Garden Hotel, Worthing Christ Church US$ 42 per night per person with 3 persons in a room.
Entry Fee: WGM US$ 25, WIM/ WFM/ WCM US$ 40, All others US$50
Details: Tournament Announcement (MS-Word)