Jamaica’s Christie wins Heroes Cup 2022!
Barbados Chess Federation, “Jamaican Christie takes spot in Heroes Day Cup, Wilson wins Challengers section,” barbadoschess.org, 29 April 2022. Leading local chess players Orlando Husbands and Justin Blackman missed out on top honours as Jamaican Joshua Christie captured the Masters section in the Barbados Chess Federation’s Heroes Day Cup. FM…Read More »
Husbands wins 2020 Michael Ford Memorial
Barbados’ top chess player Orlando Husbands finished off the year in grand style by winning the Michael Forde Memorial Championship with a perfect record over the weekend to secure a fourth major title for 2020. The 23-year-old International Master brushed aside each of his seven opponents and was crowned champion…Read More »
Caribbean vs. Chicago is a massive hit!
A wonderful development has resulted during the past few years and spearheaded by the Chicago Chess Blitzers (CCB). It started with traveling matches (Detroit, Cleveland, St. Louis, New York) and when the distance was an issue, online cage matches were arranged. After the National Blitz League was launched in 2017…Read More »
Corbin unleashes “Elephant” @ World Open
An “unretired” FM Philip Corbin drawing Billy Turner at the 2014 World Open. Photo by Daaim Shabazz. With the World Open only a few weeks away, we always seem to refer back to novel games of that tournament whether played on the very top boards or boards in the amateur…Read More »
2014 Heroes Cup (Barbados)
The Heroes Day International Chess Festival took place from April 26th to May 1st, 2014 at the Chess Center, Cavans Lane, in Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados. Heroes Day was enacted in 1998 and gives honor to ten national heroes. This tournament has been traditionally held in late April to…Read More »
2013 Heroes Cup (Barbados)
The 2013 edition of the Heroes Day Cup will kick off with two sections: Masters and Challengers. The Masters section is a six-man double round-robin led by GM Mesgen Amanov of Turkmenistan (2510). He will be joined by five Caribbean Masters three of which will vie for an IM norm.…Read More »
Gray wins Margaret Prince Memorial!
The Chess Centre, Cavans Lane, Bridgetown January 19th – 21st 2013 Krishna Gray (Jamaica) Jamaica Woman National Champion, Krishna Gray, won her final two matches to capture 1st place the as the curtain fell on the 2nd Margaret Prince Celebration Chess Tournament which was played over the weekend at The…Read More »
Barbados releases 2013 Calendar!
The Barbados Chess Federation has released its calendar for 2013 ending with its national championship in October and Michael Forde Memorial in November. The calendar covers both youth and senior tournaments as well as participation abroad. The Heroes Day Cup in April is probably the island’s marquee event that will…Read More »
Barbados crowns SAGICOR champs
Bridgetown Chess Centre, Cavans Lane, Bridgetown Barbados July 10th – 13th, 2012 PRESS RELEASE 4: 2012-07-15 Husbands, Prescod and Yearwood Take Sagicor Chess Honours Central America & the Caribbean Boys Under-14 Gold Medalist and defending Sagicor Under-20 Junior Chess Champion, Orlando Husbands of The Lodge School, successfully defended his title…Read More »
Calypso Chess now @ Amazon!
Barbados’ Dr. Philip Corbin released his life-long affair with chess by releasing his autobiographical “Calypso Chess” in July. Dr. Corbin was asked how the book can be purchased outside of Barbados and he stated that he was working to get the book distributed by Amazon.com, the world’s largest bookstore. That…Read More »