Jamaica

  • 2009 Harold Chan Open (Jamaica)

    THE 2009 HAROLD CHAN CHESS OPEN 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…

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  • Jamaicans at FIDE Invitational

    Both Jomo Pitterson and Shane Matthews have long been among Jamaica’s strongest players. The question has always been how strong they are internationally. Both are competing in the 23rd North American FIDE Invitational in Skokie, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Shane Matthews of Jamaica battling GM Alfonso Romero Holmes of…

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  • Brown repeats as Jamaican Champ!

    2009 National Chess Championship National Master (NM) Equitable Brown secured his second straight hold on the National Chess Champion title on Sunday, after securing a final round draw against Ryan Blackwood at the Norman Manley Law School. Brown ended the Championship on eight points, a full point ahead of his…

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  • Jamaica’s Wilkinson gets 4th term

    Ian Wilkinson was re-elected unopposed to start his fourth two-year term as president of the Jamaica Chess Federation (JCF), at the annual general meeting and awards ceremony of the JCF, held at the Alhambra Inn in Kingston last Saturday. Wilkinson, who was unchallenged for the post, will lead a team…

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  • Deborah Richards wins Wheeler Open!

    WFM Deborah Richards, Jamaica’s highest-ever rated female chess player, made a winning return to competitive chess by winning the Robert Wheeler Open on tiebreak ahead of NM Peter Myers and Mikhail Solomon. Deborah Richards stumbled in round 3 by losing to NM Russel Porter but recovered by winning in round…

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  • Jamaica’s Elliott annotates key win

    Position after Elliott’s 14.Nf5!? Jamaica’s Warren Elliott sent in a nice miniature against fellow FM Bengt Hammar of Sweden. The game came out of a Najdorf where Hammar played the suspect 6…Nbd7. Generally black plays 6…e6 and 7…Qc7 keeping a watchful eye on the e6-square that often becomes the target…

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  • Jamaica launched Int’l Tourney!

    “Chess Masters ace off in International Tourney,” Jamaica Observer, Saturday, March 14, 2009. The Magnificent Chess Foundation and the University of the West Indies (UWI) Chess Society will stage the Magnificent Chess UWI Masters Tournament from March 16 to 22. The tournament, which will be rated by the game’s international…

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  • Jamaica Looking to Future!!

    Jamaica’s #1 player FM Warren Elliott has sent out a release announcing two theme tournaments sponsored by Chess Unlimited. The organization, a joint venture between Elliott and FM Jomo Pitterson is designed to improve competition in Jamaica. The concept of this first tournament arose from the need to impove Jamaican’s…

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  • 2008 Cameron Open in Jamaica

    The Jamaican Chess Federation will kick on their 2008 FREDERICK CAMERON CHESS OPEN (formerly the XMAS Open) on December 20-21st. Registration extends through December 17th after which there will be assessed an additional fee. Details of the event are given below! For questions contact Peter Myers at chessclarendon@yahoo.com.

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  • World Chess Beat (December 2008)

    Pearl Spring Super-GM Tournament (December 10th-22nd, Nanjing, China) China will host its first super-tournament and strongest ever held on the continent with the Pearl Spring in Nanjing, China. The field will feature world’s top-ranked Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria), Vassily Ivanchuk (Ukraine), Levon Aronian (Armenia), Sergei Movsesian (Slovakia), Peter Svidler (Russia), and…

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