Team Profile

The chess mavens from "Jam-Down" will arrive in Slovenia with confidence as they attempt to improve on the 2000 Olympiad campaign. This team will dearly miss the services of FM Grantel Gibbs, but will be lead by a dynamic trio of NM Shane Matthews, NM Jomo Pitterson, and FM Warren Elliott.

These three chess mavens have been dominating the island's tournament circuit for the past several years. The strength of this team will be the interchangeability of the three boards along with the talented
NM Duane Rowe who is participating in his second consecutive Olympiad. NM Robert Wheeler will provide veteran Olympiad experience to balance the inexperience of  Mark Smith who is playing in his first international event.

Jamaican players tend to be highly theoretical and will be well-prepared to battle with world's best! If the top trio can play like they're capable of playing, the Jamaican side will bring some surprises!

Links

Jamaican Chess Federation
Jamaican Ambassadors Chess Academy

NM Shane Matthews

NM Shane Matthews
National
Anthem

Jamaica's Menís Team. (front row, from left to right) FM Warren Elliott (Bd. 1), Shane Matthews (Bd. 2), Jomo Pitterson (Bd. 3) and Duane Rowe (Bd. 4); (in the rear, from left to right) Robert Wheeler (Bd. 5), Mark Smith (Bd. 6), and Ian Wilkinson (captain). Copyright © Jerry Bibuld, 2002.

(front row, from left to right) FM Warren Elliott (Bd. 1), Shane Matthews (Bd. 2), Jomo Pitterson (Bd. 3) and Duane Rowe (Bd. 4); (in the rear, from left to right) Robert Wheeler (Bd. 5), Mark Smith (Bd. 6), and Ian Wilkinson (captain). Photo by Jerry Bibuld.