Jamaica Chess Federation CHESS CALENDAR 2019

Latest Revision: 09/03/2019 13:30:41

Colour Key:
Green – Holidays
Orange – Ceremonies
Blue – Supported Regional International Tournaments
Pink – Free Days
Purple – Affiliate Events

JAMAICA CHESS FEDERATION CHESS CALENDAR

DATE

RND

2019

VENUE

01-Jan
(Tue)

 

New Year’s Day

 

 

 

 

 

05-Jan

 

Free Day

 

06-Jan

 

Free Day

 

 

 

 

 

12-Jan

 

Free Day

 

13-Jan

 

Free Day

 

 

 

 

 

17-Jan (Thur)

1

12th IA FM John Powell Memorial Open 2019
(1ST GRAND PRIX NATIONAL QUALIFIER for 2020 National Championships)

Liberty Academy

18-Jan (Fri)

2

IA FM John Powell Memorial Open

Liberty Academy

18-Jan (Fri)

 

RJR Sportsman/Woman National Annual Awards

Jamaica Pegasus

19-Jan

3-4

IA FM John Powell Memorial Open

Liberty Academy

20-Jan

5-6

IA FM John Powell Memorial Open

Liberty Academy

 

 

 

 

25-Jan (Fri)

1-4

Playoffs - 2018/2019 Schools Chess Champs

St. Catherine High School

 

 

 

 

26-Jan

1-3

JCF Monthly Meeting / SCCA Parish Chess Champs

St. Catherine High School

27-Jan

4-6

SCCA Parish Chess Champs

St. Catherine High School

 

 

 

 

01-Feb (Fri)

1

2019 Absolute and Women’s Jamaica Chess Championships AND President’s Invitational

PCJ Auditorium

02-Feb

2

2019 Absolute and Women’s Jamaica Chess Championships AND President’s Invitational

J O A

03-Feb

3

2019 Absolute and Women’s Jamaica Chess Championships AND President’s Invitational

J O A

 

 

 

 

05-Feb (Tues)

4

2019 Absolute and Women’s Jamaica Chess Championships AND President’s Invitational

PCJ Auditorium

06-Feb (Weds)

5

2019 Absolute and Women’s Jamaica Chess Championships AND President’s Invitational

PCJ Auditorium

 

 

 

 

08-Feb (Fri)

6

2019 Absolute and Women’s Jamaica Chess Championships AND President’s Invitational

PCJ Auditorium

9-Feb

7

2019 Absolute and Women’s Jamaica Chess Championships AND President’s Invitational

Christar Villas

10-Feb

8

2019 Absolute and Women’s Jamaica Chess Championships AND President’s Invitational

J O A

 

 

 

 

12- Feb (Tue)

9

2019 Absolute and Women’s Jamaica Chess Championships AND President’s Invitational

PCJ Auditorium

13- Feb (Wed)

10

2019 Absolute and Women’s Jamaica Chess Championships AND President’s Invitational

Christar Villas

14-Feb (Thur)

 

Valentine’s Day

 

15-Feb (Fri)

11

2019 Absolute and Women’s Jamaica Chess Championships AND Tournament / President’s Invitational

PCJ Auditorium

16-Feb

 

Free Day

 

17-Feb

 

Church Service JCF 50th Anniversary

Saxthorpe Methodist Church

18-Feb (Mon)

 

JCF 50th  - founded Feb 18th 1969

Saxthorpe Methodist Church

 

 

 

 

23-Feb

 

JCF Monthly Meeting

SDF

24-Feb

 

Free Day

 

 

 

 

 

02-Mar

1-3

National Age-Group Chess Championships – (U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U18)

UTECH

03-Mar

4-6

National Age-Group Chess Championships – (U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U18)

UTECH

 

 

 

 

06-Mar (Wed)

 

Ash Wednesday

 

07-Mar (Thu)

1-3

National Finals - 2018/2019 National High Schools Chess Champs

Ardenne High School, Kingston

08-Mar (Fri)

4-6

National Finals - 2018/2019 National High Schools Chess Champs

Ardenne High School, Kingston

09-Mar

 

Free Day

 

10-Mar

 

Free Day

 

11-Mar

1-4

The Dr. Hope Anderson National High School Girls Chess Championship FINALS 2019

TBA

 

 

 

 

16-Mar

1-2

National Absolute Junior Championships /  National Female U-20

Liberty Academy

17-Mar

3-4

National Absolute Junior Championships /  National Female U-20

Liberty Academy

 

 

 

 

23-Mar

5-6

National Absolute Junior Championships / National Female U-20

Liberty Academy

23-Mar

 

JCF Monthly Meeting

SDF

24-Mar

7-8

National Absolute Junior Championships / National Female U-20

Liberty Academy

 

 

 

 

30-Mar

     

31-Mar

 

Free Day

 

 

 

 

 

06-Apr

1-3

MANCHESTER OPEN

Belair High School, Mandeville

07-Apr

4-6

MANCHESTER OPEN

Belair High School, Mandeville

10-Apr (Wed)

 

Christian Schools Chess Championships

Kingsway Prep

13-Apr

1-3

National Inter-school Grade Chess Championships

TBA

14-Apr

4-6

National Inter-school Grade Chess Championships

TBA

 

 

 

 

18-23 Apr

 

Carifta Chess Champs 2019

Curacao

20-Apr

 

NHT Chess Outreach (tentative)

Emancipation Park

21-Apr

 

Free Day

 

24-Apr (Wed)

 

Mineral Heights Primary/High School Rapid AGE U19 / U1800 JCF /

Mineral Heights Primary School

27-Apr

1-6

M.R. Games Chess Open - Rapid

UWI

27-Apr

 

JCF Monthly Meeting

SDF

28-Apr

 

Free Day

 

 02-May (Thurs)

 

Primary School Chess Championship

Jessie Rippol Primary

04-May

 1-6

K.I.D.S. Chess Club (Knight in Day)- (Rapid Tournament)

 TBA

05-May

 

JCF 2018 Awards Ceremony & 50th Anniversary Party

Talk of the Town - Jamaica Pegasus Hotel

 

 

 

 

11-May

 3

President’s Invitational

Hibiscus Eden Gardens Resort & Spa

12-May

 

Free Day

 

 

 

 

 

16-May (Thu)

1

12th IA CM Robert Wheeler Open 2019
(2nd GRAND PRIX NATIONAL QUALIFIER for 2020 National Championships)

TBA

17-May (Fri)

2

IA CM Robert Wheeler Open

TBA

18-May

3-4

IA CM Robert Wheeler Open

TBA

19-May

5-6

IA CM Robert Wheeler Open

TBA

23-May (Thur)

 

Labour Day

 

 

 

 

 

25-May

 

JCF Monthly Meeting

SDF

26-May

 

Free Day

 

 

 

 

 

27-May
(Mon)

1-3

20th Annual Scholastic Team Chess Championship

Utech

28-May (Tue)

4-6

20th Annual Scholastic Team Chess Championship

Utech

 

 

 

 

1-Jun

Free Day

 

2-Jun

 

Free Day

 

 

 

 

 

8-Jun

1-6

St Catherine Rapids

St Catherine High School

9-Jun

 

Free Day

 

 

 

 

 

15-Jun

1-6

R & D Academy Chess Showdown (Rapid Tournament)

 TBA

16-Jun

 

Free Day

 

 

 

 

 

22-Jun

 

51th JCF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (4:00 PM)

TBA

22-Jun

1-9

5th IA Enos Grant Memorial Open Blitz Tournament

TBA

23-Jun

 

Free Day

 

 

 

 

 

29-Jun

 

JCF Monthly Meeting

SDF

30-Jun

 

Free Day

 

 

 

 

 

6-Jul

 

Free Day

 

7-Jul

 

Free Day

 

 

 

 

 

13-Jul

 1-3

St. James Open

TBA

14-Jul

 4-6

St. James Open

TBA

 

 

 

 

20-Jul

 

Free Day

 

21-Jul

 

Free Day

 

25-Jul – 02–Aug

 

PAN-AMERICAN Juniors

Guayaquil, Ecuador

27-Jul

 

JCF Monthly Council Meeting

SDF

28-Jul

1-2

4th William Roper Memorial Trophy  Jamaica Seniors Championship : VETERANS (50-64 yo) and SENIORS (65+)/ IM Jomo Pitterson Masters Knock-out / The Humphrey Gayle Candidate Masters Challenge (Round of 16- Gms 1 & 2 )

TBA

 

 

 

 

01-Aug (Thur)

 

Emancipation Day

 

03-Aug

3-4

Jamaica Seniors Championship : VETERANS (50-64 yo) and SENIORS (65+) / IM Jomo Pitterson Masters Knock-out / The Humphrey Gayle Candidate Masters Challenge (Quarter-Finals- Gms 1 & 2)

TBA

04-Aug

5-6

Jamaica Seniors Championship :VETERANS (50-64 yo) and SENIORS (65+) / IM Jomo Pitterson Masters Knock-out / The Humphrey Gayle Candidate Masters Challenge (Quarter-Finals- Gms 3 & 4)

TBA

06-Aug (Tue)

 

Independence Day (Actual/Celebrated)

 

 

 

 

 

10-Aug

7-8

Jamaica Seniors Championship : VETERANS (50-64 yo) and SENIORS (65+) / IM Jomo Pitterson Masters Knock-out / The Humphrey Gayle Candidate Masters Challenge (Semi-Finals – Gms 1 & 2)

TBA

11-Aug

9-10

Jamaica Seniors Championship : VETERANS (50-64 yo) and SENIORS (65+) / IM Jomo Pitterson Masters Knock-out / The Humphrey Gayle Candidate Masters Challenge
(Semi-Finals-Gms 3 & 4)

TBA

 

 

 

 

17-Aug

11-12

IM Jomo Pitterson Masters Knock-out / The Humphrey Gayle Candidate Masters Challenge (Finals Gms 1 & 2)

TBA

18-Aug

13-14

IM Jomo Pitterson MKO / The Humphrey Gayle Candidate Masters Challenge (Finals Gms 3 & 4)

TBA

 

 

 

 

24-Aug

1-6

M.R. Games Chess Open - Rapid

TBA

25-Aug

1-9

M.R. Games Chess Open -  Blitz

TBA

 

 

 

 

31-Aug

 

Free Day

 

01-Sep

 

Free Day

 

 

 

 

 

07-Sep

 

Free Day

 

08-Sep

 

Free Day

 

 

 

 

 

14-Sep

 

Free Day

 

15-Sep

 

Free Day

 

 

 

 

 

19-Oct (Thu)

1

12th NM Dr. Harold Chan Open 2019
(3rd GRAND PRIX NATIONAL QUALIFIER for 2020 National Championships)

TBA

20-Oct (Fri)

2

NM Dr. Harold Chan Open

TBA

21-Oct

3-4

NM Dr. Harold Chan Open

TBA

22-Oct

5-6

NM Dr. Harold Chan Open

TBA

 

 

 

 

28-Sep

 

JCF Monthly Council Meeting

 

SDF

29-Sep

 

Free Day

 

30-Sep - 06–Oct

 

Central American & Caribbean Youth Chess Championships 2019

Tegucigalpa, Honduras

05-Oct

1-6

Queen’s Prep Open (Rapid Tournament)

 The Queen’s Prep School

06-Oct

 

Free Day

 

 

 

 

 

12-Oct

 

Free Day

 

13-Oct

 

Free Day

 

 

 

 

 

17-Oct (Thu)

1

Jamaica International Open 2019

TBA

18-Oct (Fri)

2

Jamaica International Open 2019

TBA

19-Oct

3-4

Jamaica International Open 2019

TBA

20-Oct

5-6

Jamaica International Open 2019

TBA

21-Oct (Mon)

 

MONDAY (HEROES DAY) – REST DAY

 

 

 

 

 

26-Oct

 

JCF Monthly Meeting

SDF

26-Oct

 

Chess Whiz Kids Academy Scholastic Championships

TBA

27-Oct

 

Free Day

 

 

 

 

 

2-Nov

 

Free Day

 

3-Nov

 

Free Day

 

 

 

 

 

11-Nov – 24-Nov

 

World Senior Championships 2019

Oradea, Romania

 

 

 

 

9-Nov

1-6

M.S. Chess Tournament (Rapid Tournament)

Queens School TBC

10-Nov

 

Free Day

 

 

 

 

 

14-Nov (Thur)

1-3

Preliminaries National High School Chess 2020 – Western Zone

Green Island High, Hanover

15-Nov (Fri)

4-6

Preliminaries National High School Chess 2020 – Western Zone

Green Island High, Hanover

16-Nov

1-6

CM Neil Fairclough National Rapid Chess Championships

TBA

17-Nov

1-11

NM Thomas Figueroa Memorial National Blitz Chess Championships

TBA

 

 

 

 

19-Nov (Tue)

1-3

Preliminaries National High School Chess 2019 – Kingston & St. Andrew Zones

Campion College

20-Nov (Wed)

4-6

Preliminaries National High School Chess 2019 – Kingston & St. Andrew Zones

Campion College

21-Nov (Thur)

1-3

Preliminaries National High School Chess 2019 – Middlesex Zone

St. Catherine High School

22-Nov (Fri)

4-6

Preliminaries National High School Chess 2019 – Middlesex Zone

St. Catherine High School

23-Nov

 

JCF Monthly Meeting

SDF

23-Nov

1-3

St. Jago Open

St. Jago High

24-Nov

4-6

St. Jago Open

St. Jago High

 

 

 

 

28-Nov (Thur)

1-3

Preliminaries National High School Chess 2019 – Eastern Zone

St. Mary High School, Highgate, St. Mary

29-Nov (Fri)

4-6

Preliminaries National High School Chess 2019 – Eastern Zone

St. Mary High School, Highgate, St. Mary

 

 

 

 

07-Dec

1-6

WIM Deborah Richards-Porter Women's Chess Festival

TBA

08-Dec

 

Free Day

 

 

 

 

 

12-Dec (Thu)

1

17th Frederick Cameron Open 2019
(4th & FINAL - GRAND PRIX NATIONAL QUALIFIER for 2020 National Championships)

TBA

13-Dec (Fri)

2

Frederick Cameron Open

TBA

14-Dec

3-4

Frederick Cameron Open

TBA

15-Dec

5-6

Frederick Cameron Open

TBA

 

 

 

 

21-Dec

 

Free Day

 

22-Dec

 

Free Day

 

 

 

 

 

25-Dec (Wed)

 

Christmas Day

 

26-Dec (Thur)

 

Boxing Day

 

 

 

 

 

28-Dec

 

Free Day (No Council Meeting as Previously Decided)

 

29-Dec

 

Free Day