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HAROLD CHAN OPEN SET FOR SEP 21-24 AT LIBERTY

(Last year's Winner of Harold Chan Chess Open Damion Davy in above Picture)

THE Jamaica Chess Federation (JCF) will be staging the 2017 edition of the National Master Dr. Harold Chan Chess Open this month Starting Thursday September 21st, 2017 at the the Liberty Academy on 32 Hope road at 6pm. Read more

 

2017 MASTERS KO TOURNAMENT SEP 30 2017

The 2017 IM Pitterson Masters Knockout Tournament takes place on September 30, 2017 at the Jamaica Olympic Association on Cunningham Avenue... See Flyer

 

THE MAGICIAN IS THE NEW VETERANS CHAMPION

FIDE Master (FM) Shane ‘The Magician’ Matthews, signaled his return to active chess, when he secured his first hold on the title of Veteran Chess Champion, after the final round of the Seniors and Veterans Championship, which ended last weekend at the Headquarters of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA).. Read more..

 

 

 

 

JAMAICA CAPTURES BRONZE IN CAC TEAM CHESS

Jamaica secured the bronze trophy at the 16th Annual Central American and Caribbean Youth Chess Tournament, hosted in Panama, with a dramatic finish during the last round yesterday.

Entering the ninth and final round behind regional chess powerhouses Cuba and Colombia, and needing additional points to secure its podium spot, the Jamaican team delivered with scintillating performances across all divisions... See details

2017 JAMAICA SENIORS AND VETERANS CHAMPIONSHIPS (WILLIAM ROPER MEMORIAL) HEADING FOR EXCITING FINISH!!

After six enthralling rounds, the 2017 Jamaica Seniors and Veterans Championships (William Roper Memorial trophies) are heading for a bang-up finish.. See details

 

MARKLAND "DOUGNIK" DOUGLAS TAKES TAKES EARLY LEAD IN SENIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

After two rounds of the 2017 Jamaica Seniors/Veterans Chess Championships (the William Roper Memorial) played at the Jamaica Olympic Association ("JOA"), Markland "Dougnik" Douglas has taken the early lead with two wins, defeating Eton Chin and Terence Lindo, respectively. See details

 

 

JAMAICANS SHINE AT AMERICAN YOUTH CHESS FOUNDATION GRAND CHAMPIONSHIP

Eighteen juniors from the Chess Whiz Kids Academy, represented Jamaica at the American Youth Chess Foundation Grand Championship held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Orlando, Florida from 15-16 Jul7, 2017. The diverse team, with players aged 7 to 15 years, led and coached by National Master Ryan Blackwood, entered 8 of 9 sections and came out overall winners of 7 of the sections.... See details

 

 

CM Miller Third at CAC Under 20 Girls Chess Championship

Jamaica’s number two ranked female player, Candidate Master (CM) Rachel Miller, continued her effort to garner much needed international experience, when she copped third-place at the 2017 Central American and Caribbean Championship for Under 20 Girls. Miller’s teammate and former schoolmate, Sheanel Gardner, finished tied for 7th (8th on tiebreak)... See details

WCM Clarke Off to Annual SPF Girls' Invitational Chess Tournament

Jamaica’s number two ranked junior female player, Woman Candidate Master (WCM) Adani Clarke, left the island on Saturday (22 July), to represent Jamaica at the 14th staging of the Annual Susan Polgar Foundation (SPF) Girls' Invitational Chess Tournament. .. See details

 

 

FIDE WORLD JUNIOR CHESS CHAMPS SET FOR NOVEMBER 12TH-16TH 2017

This is the official invitation to all National Chess Federations for participation in the FIDE World Junior Chess Championships 2017 (for boys & girls under 20) which will be held in Tarvisio, Italy from November 12th to 26th. 
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2017 TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO CHESS OPEN

This is the official invitation for participation in the Trindad And Tobago International Chess Open,  which will be held in Port of Spain , Trinidad from August 27 to September 2, 2017. 
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JAMAICAN CHESS PLAYERS REPRESENT AT 28th PANAMERICAN YOUTH CHESS FESTIVAL

Jamaicans reresented their country proudly at the 28th PanAmerican Youth Chess Championships held in San Jose Costa Rica. A team of 5 Jamaicans competed amongst close to 500 youth across 25 different countries from the PanAmerican region. Read more

 

NEW GOVERNING CHESS COUNCIL ELECTED IN JAMAICA

On Saturday, June 17 at its 49th Annual General Meeting held at Liberty Academy in Kingston, the Jamaica Chess Federation (“JCF”)elected a new governing Executive Council. Attorney-at-Law Ian G. Wilkinson QC was returned unopposed for an eighth consecutive two-year term to lead the affairs of what is generally regarded as the fastest growing sport in Jamaica. read more

 

2017 ST.CATHERINE HIGH SCHOOL CHESS RAPID AT ST. CATHERINE HIGH SCHOOL JUNE 10,2017

The St. Catherine Chess Association is proud to present the 2017 edition of their St. Catherine rapids end of year Chess Tournament on June 10, 2017.. read more..

 

FM RAS MALAKU LORNE OFF TO WINNING START AT THE ZONALS!

Jamaican FIDE Master (“FM”) Ras Malaku Lorne pawned off his historic Chess (Absolute) Zonals debut with a win against El Salvador’s Camilo Medrano in the first round held on Friday May 26 in El Salvador. In the second round scheduled for today (10 am local time) Lorne will have the black pieces against Nicaraguan FM Rene Lacayo... read more..

 

WELCOME TO THE JAMAICA CHESS FEDERATION NEWSLETTER!

Welcome to the Jamaica Chess Federation Newsletter.. For the latest on chess events in Jamaica... See the February 2017 issue here..

JAMAICA CHESS FEDERATION 49TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING AND ENOS GRANT MEMORIAL BLITZ SET FOR JUNE 17TH AT LIBERTY

The Jamaica Chess Federation wll be holding its 49th Annual general Meeting on June 17th at the Liberty Academy on 32 Hope Road. The annual Enos Grant Memorial Blitz Tournament will also be held on the same day, also at Liberty, with the Blitz tournament starting at 10:00am and the Agm starting at 1pm. read more

18TH CHESS SCHOLASTIC CHESS TOURNAMENT SET FOR JUNE 3-4TH AT UTECH AUDITORIUM!

The 18th Scholastic team chess tournamnet for Prep and Primary schools will take place next month June 3-4th at the Utech Auditorium. Read more

Pan American Youth Festival , Costa Rica June 30 to July 7, 2017. 

The 28th staging of the Pan American Youth Festival will take place in San Jose, Costa Rica June 30 to July 7, 2017.  The event brings together one of the largest and strongest contingents of young chess players (up to 18 years) in the Western Hemisphere.  This year the Costa Rican Federation will host GM Susan Polgar as the special guest for the event, a former women’s world champion, and famous chess coach and author.  A series of workshops, simultaneous games and book-signings will be organised. ChessKid.com is one of the official sponsors.read more

CAC Panama Youth Festival , Panama ,Aug. 9-17th, 2017. 

The 2017 Youth Chess Festival of Central America and the Caribbean will be staged in Panama City, Panama between August 9 and August 17, 2017.  The CAC typically attracts Federations from all over the Americas, and was held last year in Caracas Venezuela. The tournament is a nine round Swiss (or Round Robin depending on number of participants) format, with pace of play at 90 minutes plus 30 second increments.  Trophies and Titles can be won in 12 age and gender categories.  In 2015, Jamaica sent a large contingent to Port of Spain Trinidad, and came away as the tournament champions.  Several young Jamaicans also gained FIDE titles..read more

 

2017 R&D Chess Academy Showdown & Invitational JUNE 24th, 2017

The R and D Chess Academy is proud to present the 2017 edition of their end of year Chess Tournament, the R&D Chess Academy Showdown & Invitational "Where Every Child is a Winner!!". read more

 

2017 Central American & Caribbean U 20 Chess champs

The 2017 Central American and Caribbean U 20 Chess championships takes place in Barbados on June 21-28, 2017.. Read More.. ... See registration form

 

PLAY-OFFS FOR THE 2017 JAMAICA WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP!

The top three finishers in the 2017 Jamaica Women's Championship are scheduled to battle for the national title in a double-robin Play-offs. These are defending Champion WCM Annesha Smith and former Women's champions WCM Ariel Barrett and Krishna Gray. Read more..

 

NM SHREYAS TAKES 2017 NATIONAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS

After one month of a keenly contested tournament ,Jamaica gained a new National Chess Champion when NM Shreyas Smith defeated WIM Deborah Richards-Porter in the final round to take the title. read more