Ken Gibson: 2010 Bahamaian Champion

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Ken Gibson (left) facing Chappel Whyms in the final round of the Bahamas National Championship. Gibson would win the encounter to earn the title. Photo by Bahamas Chess Federation.

Ken Gibson (left) facing Chappel Whyms in the final round of the Bahamas National Championship. Gibson would win the encounter to earn the title. Photo by Bahamas Chess Federation.

Ken Gibson is Bahamas National Champion for the 2010-2011 year after scoring +2 to win the crown. The tournament was heavily contested as the result was in doubt until the end. Gibson’s win over Chappel Whyms left him a point ahead of the field on 5½-3½.

Bahamas is coming off the successful hosting of the 2.3.5 Subzonal whose presence was graced by the 12th World Champion, Anatoly Karpov. At the time, Karpov was running for FIDE President. Kean Smith is the current President and has lead the BCF to unprecedented growth and activity.

FIDE: https://www.fide.com/component/content/article/4-tournaments/4891-bahamas-national-chess-championship-2010.html

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.

8 Comments

  1. Thank you for the coverage Daaim.

    Congratulations are doubtlessly in order for Ken, the newly minted champion, president Kean Smith and the members of the BCF for their hard work and dedication to chess.

    Ian Wilkinson
    President
    Jamaica Chess Federation

  2. Ian,
    Many thanks for your encouraging words. I would like to thank you publically for the Jamaica Chess Federation’s (JCF) support of the Caribbean Chess Sub Zonal while it was being hosted in Nassau. We all note that 5 players from the JCF participated! We hope that the conditions of the tournament exceeded your players expectations.
    On another note, congrads on your appointment to the Chess in Schools Commission, FIDE.

    Best Reagrds

  3. Daaim,
    We hope that your schedule permits your to travel and play in Nassau in April, 2011. We are looking forward to playing some fighting chess!

    Best Regards

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