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Friday, August 5, 2011

Damion Davy is Jamaica's 44th national chess champion

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Hello everyone,

National Master (NM) Damion Davy claimed the title of 44th Jamaica national chess champion, when he finished with an outstanding unbeaten score of nine points from a possible eleven.

Hello everyone,

Another country where chess is growing is Jamaica. So we are happy to tell you that they just held their 44th national chess championship. The event, which took place July 15-31, was sponsored by the Sports Development Foundation, the Spanish Court Hotel, the Liguanea Club, the Magnificent Chess Foundation and the Norman Manley Law School, and featured 12 of the best local chess players.
NM Peter Myers, who had been leading the tournament for the first eight rounds, had to settle for third place with 7.5 points, after failing to convert a win against Davy in the eighth round. Subsequently, Myers lost to the eventual second-place NM Andrew Mellace and suffered a shocking upset to Markland Douglas, in the ninth and 10th rounds, respectively.
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  • At August 6, 2011 at 10:34 AM , Anonymous Amrit Puri Knights Chess Club New Delhi said...

    How cool I had no idea they even played chess there. Thought it was only about cricket. How nice to know this.


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