Women’s Championships 2013

Annesha Smith is new national women’s chess champ

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

ANNESHA Smith was crowned national women’s chess champion after seven rounds of play in the 2013 National Women’s Chess Championship.

Smith drew her last round match with sister Melisha Smith to finish a clear first with five points.

The championships, held at the Norman Manley Law School, had eight of Jamaica’s top female players. Notably missing was 10-time Jamaica female champion Deborah Richards.

The 2012 champion Krishna Gray needed to win her last round game to repeat victory, but lost to WCM Ariel Barrett, therefore both tying for second and third position with 4.5 points each.

Junior female champion WCM Rachel Miller finished fourth with 3.5 points.

Rounding off the list was WCM Margoe Williams and Nikita Austin on three points, Melisha Smith on 2.5 points and Alethia Edwards on two points.

The annual championships was sponsored by Sports Development Foundation, Norman Manley Law School, Christar Villas Hotel, and Magnificent Chess Foundation.