Saturday, November 8, 2008

Jamaican Chess News

This article mentions a couple of chess femmes who participated in this event. From The Jamaica Observer Stuart James wins Clarendon Chess Open Saturday, November 08, 2008 Fifteen-year-old Wolmer's Boys student Stuart James scored five points from six games to win the sixth staging of the Clarendon Chess Open, held at Glenmuir High School in May Pen, Clarendon over the weekend. James topped the Open section ahead of Mikhail Solomon and Paul Brooks, who each ended on four and a half points to take joint second. Five players secured four points each to tie for fourth - National Master Malaku Lorne, Laurence Davy, Zachary Ramsay, Peter Thomas and Lucien Rowe. The award for best female entrant in the Open section went to Krishna Gray of Wolmer's Girls, the prize for best player under 1800 was shared between Andrew Ellis, Terence Lindo and Shandar Sybron, while Laurence Davy and Lucien Rowe shared the award for best player from Clarendon. The section for entrants with a Jamaica Chess Federation (JCF) rating under 1600, saw veteran Oral Wright scoring five points from six games to take the section over Kevron Campbell and Demain Patrick, who also scored five points, but took the second and third, respectively, on tiebreak. Alethia Edwards and Noel Brown shared fourth place with four and a half points each. Category winners in the Under 1600 section included: Alethia Edwards - Best Female; Kevron Campbell and Demain Patrick - Best Player from outside the Corporate Area; John Lord - Best Under-14; John Lord - Best Under-12; John Lord - Best Under-10; and Kevron Campbell - Best New Player. The tournament, which was organised by the Clarendon Chess Association (CCA) and the Jamaica Chess Federation, had a field of 66 entrants, the largest since its inception in 2003.

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