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The Jamaica Chess Federation (JCF) will be staging the 2018 edition of the IA/CM Robert Wheeler Chess Open next month at the Liberty Academy on 32 Hope Road at 6:00 pm.
The tournament will have three sections, which includes the Fide Open Section, the Fide Under 1600 section and JCF Rapid Under 1300 section. Both the Fide Open section and the Fide Under 1600 section will be FIDE (Fédération Internationale des Échecs) rated while the JCF Rapid Under 1300 section will be JCF rated. The JCF Under 1300 Section will start and end on May 19th.

For the Open Section, both Round one on Thursday, May 17th and Round 2 Friday, May 18th will be held at the Liberty Academy at 6:00 pm.
The remainder of the tournament will resume on Saturday, May 19 at the Liberty Academy with Round 3 of the Fide Open section starting at 8:30am and Round 4 starting at 2pm.
Round one of The Fide Under 1600 Section and the JCF Rapid U-1300 sections will begin on Saturday at 8:30am.

The Tournament will come to a close on Sunday, May 20, 2018 with the remaining rounds of the
Open Section and Fide Under 1600 section starting at 8:30 am at Liberty Academy.


The Robert Wheeler Chess open is a premiere annual event on Jamaica Chess Federation's calendar and is named after National Master Robert Wheeler ,one of Jamaica's Chess Federation founding members. NM Robert Wheeler has has won the National Chess Championships on six occasions since 1975, and is the current acting treasurer of the Jamaica Chess Federation.

The defending champion is National Master Kevin Merritt who won the 2017 edition last year.

Jamaica Chess Federation



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