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Peter Myers, "Rowe takes Cameron Chess Open," 13 December 2005 (Clarendon, Jamaica).

National Master Duane Rowe finished atop a strong field to take the 2005 Frederick Cameron Chess Open held at the Norman Manley Law School over the weekend. Rowe won from a field of 70 players including seven National Masters. He finished unbeaten with 5 points from 6 games after securing a last round draw with National Master Robert Wheeler.

Second place went to Wheeler who ended on 4.5 points, while third was shared between National Masters
Jomo Pitterson, Geoffrey Byfield and Russel Porter, who ended on 4 points each.

The section for players with a Jamaica Chess Federation (JCF) rating under 1800 was won by
Hakim Buchanan of Ardenne High, who finished on a perfect score of 6 points from 6 games. Second Place was shared by Melisha Smith of Queens High and Lucien Rowe of Glenmuir, who both ended on 5 points.

The tournament was sponsored by Pulse Investments and the Norman Manley Law School. The next scheduled JCF open chess tournament is the 2006 New Years Open, scheduled to take place on January 14 and 15.

Posted by The Chess Drum: 16 December 2005