Caribbean

  • U. West Indies (Jamaica) at Pan-Ams!

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 25, 2012 Zachary Ramsay, The UWI Chess Society UWI to compete at Pan American Chess Champs The University of the West Indies Mona is set to compete at the Pan American Intercollegiate Chess Championships, which will take place December 27-30 in Newark, New Jersey. The prestigious…

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  • Elliott takes ’12 Jamaica Open!

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 21, 2012 Zachary Ramsay, The Jamaica Chess Federation Elliott Claims Jamaica Chess Open The Jamaica Chess Open took place recently at the Negril Escape Resort and Spa. The event, which is the flagship open tournament of the Jamaica Chess Federation, was staged outside of Kingston for…

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  • 2012 Jamaica Open

    The Jamaican Chess Federation is promoting a chess extravaganza in the famous tourist haven of Negril! The event will take place at the Negril Escape Resort and Spa. This six-round Swiss will be held on November 17-18, 2012 in three sections… Open, Intermediate and Amateur. It will also be FIDE-rated…

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  • 2012 Bahamas International (Nassau)

    Yan LyanskyPhoto courtesy of Andre White. The Continental Chess Association went international with its road act to the Bahamas. Not even a turbulent stormy hurricane season could stop this tournament from being a success. The Bahamas International & Amateur came together as a joint initiative between the CCA and the…

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  • Quisqueya Tourney (Haiti)!

    Following is a press release from “Ajeh Club d’Echecs” (@EchecsHaiti) about a tournament in Haiti in the village of Quisqueya. It was a youth tournament featuring seven players. French and a rough English translation are offered below. French Le tournoi d’ouverture de l’année scolaire de village quisqueya s’est déroulé le…

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  • Drum Interviews @ Istanbul Olympiad

    Olympiad tournaments are full of interesting personalities ranging from professional players, to enthusiastic organizers and to national champions in tiny chess countries. IM Kenneth Solomon The Chess Drum was able to get 12 interviews during the 40th Chess Olympiad including its third with three-time Olympic champion Levon Aronian. Please sit…

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  • KIDS Chess Camp in Trinidad

    Press Release 06/08/12 K.I.D.S. CHESS ACADEMY, TRINIDAD, West Indies Lesley-Ann Nelson, President of KIDS CHESS ACADEMY (front left) with young leaders and their proud parents. On 20th July, 2012 the chessists of KIDS CHESS ACADEMY was the first group of graduates, of the S.T.E.P. (Social Training and Empowerment Programme) –…

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  • Jamaica’s Olympiad hits snag

    With a bit less than a month left for the Chess Olympiad, teams are gearing up for the biennial festival/competition. Each year it appears that there are varying levels of preparation, but one of the most niggling issues is that of funding. A recent story came out of Kingston, Jamaica…

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  • 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…

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  • Jamaica’s ‘Magnificent Chess’ making mark!

    If you have ever been within earshot of Ian Wilkinson at a chess event, you would believe he was discussing a delicious dessert of a five-course meal. He speaks with the passion of a connoisseur, historian and a most notably, a rabid fan. Wilkinson has decided to take his passion…

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