Deborah Richards is top Jamaican Woman!

Bert Scott, "Deborah Richards wins KRY$ Jamaica Women's Championship,"  Jamaican Ambassadors Chess Academy.

Deborah Richards of Wolmer's High School is the 2002 KRY$ FINANCIAL SOFTWARE Jamaica Women's Chess Champion. Ms. Richards finished with 8/9 points ahead of former champion Maria Palmer and Chinese sensation Zhu Hui who both had 7/9 points. Fourth was Vanessa Thomas.

Deborah Richards scored the decisive win over Maria Palmer in Saturday's 6th round, and was helped by
Camille Casserly's no-show in Sunday's 7th round. The top four finishers, Richards, Palmer, Zhu, and Thomas, all qualified for the Jamaica Olympiad team, and is expected to begin training immediately.

Foreground: Zhu Hui vs. Keisha Ramator. Background: Deborah Richards vs. Natalee Gooden. Copyright  2002, Jamaica Ambassadors Chess Academy.

Foreground: Zhu Hui vs. Keisha Ramator
Background: Deborah Richards vs. Natalee Gooden
Jamaican Women's Championship (Final Standings)

Posted by The Chess Drum: 28 August 2002