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  • 2008 Robert Wheeler Open (Jamaica)

    The Jamaica Chess Federation presents the ROBERT WHEELER CHESS OPEN 2008 DATES Saturday April 19, 2008 Sunday April 20, 2008 VENUE Campion College Auditorium FORMAT Six Round Swiss (3 Rounds on Each Day) Open Section – Anyone can participate Amateur Section – Open only to entrants with a JCF rating…

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  • Young Lions clash in Bahamas, Jamaica!

    THE 2nd BAHAMAS YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2008 The 2nd Bahamas Youth Chess Championship 2008 was held on Saturday 16th and 23rd February at C.R. Walker Senior High School Auditorium. This two day tournament was divided into six (6) sections – U21, U18, U16, U14, U12 and U10. The BCF President,…

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  • Barbados hosts Maurice Ashley!

    GM Maurice Ashley, first African American to earn an International Grandmaster Chess title, visited Barbados during February 2008. On 19th February, 2008 at 7 PM he delivered an inspiring oration at LV Harcourt Lewis Training Centre, Barbados Public Workers’ Co-operative Credit Union Ltd., Belmont Road, St. Michael. ** Be Inspired!…

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  • Russel Porter takes John Powell Open

    Peter Myers, “Porter takes Inaugural John Powell Chess Open,” 18 January 2008 (Jamaica). PORTER TAKES INAUGURAL JOHN POWELL OPEN National Master Russel Porter started the 2008 chess season with a bang, when he claimed the inaugural staging of the John Powell Memorial Chess Open at the Campion College Auditorium over…

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  • Jamaica: Chess Review in 2007

    Peter Myers, “CHESS YEAR IN REVIEW: Wilson, Pitterson Shine in 2007.” The 2007 chess year was another good one for chess in Jamaica. The year started with the surprise victory by junior player Mikhail Solomon in the New Years Open in January. This was however not a sign of things…

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  • What’s next in Black Chess?

    The year 2007 had some interesting developments both in general and within the African Diaspora. The World Cup brought us the first non-European champion since Robert James Fischer and saw Viswanathan Anand rise to the top of the rating charts. There was the exciting knockout tournament featuring the resurgence of Gata…

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  • Pitterson wins Cameron Open… upsets Ashley!

    GM Maurice Ashley and Jomo Pitterson face off in a fierce last-round battle. Pitterson scored an upset victory and won the 2007 Fred Cameron crown held in Jamaica. Photo by Allan Herbert. GM Maurice Ashley is certainly an icon in Jamaica. His story is well-known and when he was invited…

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  • Jamaica’s Ian Wilkinson releases new book!

      Attorney Ian Wilkinson signs a copy of his new book, “Excitement Galore: Chess in all its Glory”, for former Jamaican international footballer, Wolde Harris. Both Harris and Wilkinson are Alumni of Kingston College  (KC).   Well… as I continue to recover from the crash of my hard drive, I bring a…

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  • John Powell: Jamaican Chess Legend 1950-2007

      Jamaica’s team at the opening ceremony of the 23rd World Students’ Chess Olympiad in Caracas, Venezuela, 7-22 August, 1976. From left: Bob Wheeler, John Powell (deceased), Peter Mundell, David Hunt (deceased), Enos Grant (Captain/delegate, deceased), Orrin Tonsingh (deceased), and Sheldon Wong. Photo from Jamaica Ambassadors Chess Academy. I don’t believe…

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  • 2007 Jamaican Championship

      FM Warren Elliott  The 2007 edition of the Jamaican Championship has come down to the last three rounds. FM Warren Elliott leads the pack with +5 on 6½-1½. The four-time Jamaican champion was upset in the 8th round by Mikhail Solomon while Equitable Brown has won six consecutive games…

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