On Saturday June 18th, the Dominica Chess Federation (DCF) hosted its National Championship trophy ceremony at the Dominica State.
The DCF completed its first ever National Chess Championships as a FIDE-recognized federation, over the weekend of May 13-15.
The Trophy Ceremony is one step closer to Federation representing Dominica at the 44th Chess Olympiad in India.
After 7 rounds of fierce competition only one person could emerge the winner; with the winner being determined by the player with the most points.
The point system were as follows:1 point for a win, 1/2 point for a draw, and 0 points for a loss; with each player receiving a ‘bye’ in different rounds that is a guaranteed 1 point for them.
Therefore, the final scores were- 1st Nigel Francis 6.5 points, 2nd Lyndon Auguiste 5.5 points, 3rd Brandon Henry 4.5 points, 4th Adam St. Ville 3.5 points, 5th Edgar Berridge 3 points, 6th Larry Thomas 3 points and 7th Romel Laudat 2 points
A group of players have already been selected to represent Dominica come July 27th to August 10th 2022 in India.
The DCF has also received financial sponsorship by FIDE amounting to $25,000, minus eating expenses.
The federation has been very active in its regular training and coaching sessions, as well in its Sensitization drive to raise awareness around the sport and its activities.
The next Month of Competition between Dominica and some of the brightest and skilled players in the world, is one that brings more recognition to sport and one step closer to the overall aim of inspiring the youth to use their energies in a positive way.
For more information on how to become a member, or to sign up can contact DCF via:
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