2010 Jamaican Olympiad delegation at Normal Manley International Airport
Jamaica’s best and brightest chess minds left Norman Manley International Airport enroute to the 39th Chess Olympiad. President Ian Wilkinson expressed excitement of the possibilities for the island nation of 2.7 million patriots. Jamaica acheived their best performance in the 2008 Olympiad in Dresden.
In addition, Jomo Pitterson became the third Jamaican to earn his FM title with a sparkling 7/9. He would then become the first Jamaican to earn his International Master title with his victory at the subzonal this year. Thus, Jamaica has high hopes this Olympiad and will send both a men’s and women’s team.
The men’s team consists of FM Warren Elliott, IM Jomo Pitterson, Duane Rowe, Shane Matthews, Russel Porter. The women’s team will consist of WFM Deborah Richards, Krishna Gray, Ariel Barrett, Margoe Williams, Annesha Smith.