Barbados holds 1st qualifier for National Championship


Barbados is a small, but thriving chess nation boasting the talented teenage Olympic trio: Junior Taitt, Askari Elson, and Olaudah Pryce. However, all chess sharks, both young and seasoned, will take part in the 2001 Olympio National Championships. The field will be comprised of the defending champion (FM Kevin Denny), the five top players in each qualifier and a 12th player determined by the best performance rating of the two 6th place finishers.  Both qualifying events are FIDE-rated. Barbados Chess Federation recently held the first of the two qualifiers.  National Master Delisle Warner topped the field of 24 by a full two points with a sparkling 7-1. He will be joined in the Nationals by four second place finishers, all finishing with 5-2. These players are: Kevin Greenidge, Junior Taitt, Kelvin Daniel and Dirk Austin. Dr. Ronald Moseley led a trio of players with 4 and the best tiebreaks. His performance rating will be matched against that of the sixth place finisher in the 2nd qualifier to determine the 12th qualifier for Nationals.

Posted by The Chess Drum: 6 May 2001