Jamaican Ambassadors fall to the JAX Chess Club 6-3 in Internet Match


This report was written by Bert Scott of the Jamaican Ambassadors Chess Academy.

The Jacksonville Chess Club, affectionately called the "General Jackson Brigade", defeated the Jamaican Ambassadors Chess Academy (Jambassadors) 6.5 - 3.5 in an Internet Chess Match played on Saturday, March 9. Jambassadors played from the office of One Stop Computer's Ltd. in New Kingston, while The Jax Chess Club were hosted at the Cyber Cafe of Jacksonville, Florida.

In Round 1, Jax won 4-1 with victories on Board 1-4 and a loss on Board 5, and Round 2 was drawn 2.5 - 2.5. On Board 1, NM Shane Matthews lost with White to Andrew Cunanan, but rebound to win with Black. On Board 2, Scott Pfeiffer scored a double win against newly crowned Jamaica Junior Champion, Daren Wisdom, and David Lamb had a similar result against Bertram Scott on Board 3. On Board 4, John Ellis enjoyed a win and a draw against Jambassadors' Mark Bowen, while Jambassadors' Board 5 player, Mark Henry, won both games against Brad Zang.

Both teams had no shows in their team.
GM Andras Meszaros and Robin Spitel were absent for Jax Chess Club, while Equitable Brown, and Alain Maurice failed to show for Jambassadors. The Time Control was G/30 with two games on each Board (Black/White), and the games were played on www.pogo.com.

The match against the General Jackson Brigade is the first in a series of internet matches scheduled by The Academy including possible encounters against teams from Belgium, Canada, North Carolina, Africa, and New York. Jamaican Ambassadors are being sponsored by One Stop Computer's Ltd. of Island Life Shopping Mall, and will be playing from the offices of One Stop Computer's at the Mall.

Editor's note:  I played Scott Pfeiffer many years ago in a Pan-Am Collegiate team tournament in New York when he attended University of Florida and I attended Chicago State University. Chicago State was led NM Marvin Dandridge and the UF Gators were led by NM Gregg Small. I believe they won 2-1. Pfeiffer and I drew a wild game on board 3  while Dandridge lost to Small on board 1.

Posted by The Chess Drum: 10 March 2002