Archive for the 'Central America' Category

A couple months ago, GM Nigel Short contacted The Chess Drum and mentioned that St. Vincent and the Grenadines would become a provisional FIDE member. At the 92nd General Assembly meeting, St. Vincent as well as Belize, Dominica and Niger became full FIDE members. St. Vincent & Grenadines Back in 2019, Short and Ian Wilkinson […]

Read Full Post »

Deborah Richards-PorterPhoto by Jamaica Chess Federation Jamaica’s WIM Deborah Richards-Porter played fantastic Chess, winning three of her last four games to end on a bang at the Women’s Zonals in El Salvador. Her final score of 5½ points was good enough for 4th position, 5 places ahead of her starting rank. She narrowly missed qualifying […]

Read Full Post »

GM Maurice Ashley has been to Belize three times in an attempt to help assist the nascent chess community in the Central American country. He recently penned an artice for ChessBase for their recent holding of their “Chess Olympiad”. The photo report showed a very enthusiastic group of chess players in all the pageantry that […]

Read Full Post »

Today I found an interesting clip on a chess camp held in the jungles of Belize. The idea of the camp was spawned by Ms. Ella Anderson, who got the inspiration from her work in New York City. From this experience, she was able to bring the chess culture to Belize. Below is a story […]

Read Full Post »