Jamaica International Chess Festival

October 13th – 15th, 2017

The Jamaica International Chess Festival is the first of its kind in Jamaica. It will be a three-day celebration of chess geared towards increasing the reach and appeal of the game in Jamaica. It aims to catalyse interest in chess among young Jamaicans while inspiring existing players to even higher levels of achievement.

The Festival will consist of a series of events including a Chess Seminar, Blitz, Simultaneous Chess, Live Human Chess game, Rapid Team Chess Tournament and much more!

The Festival has been designed to inspire Jamaican youth, exposing them to world-class international talent while generating support for Junior chess development in Jamaica.

International guests include Grandmaster Maurice Ashley, renowned U.S. chess coach David MacEnulty and some of the most exciting, dynamic and prodigious young chess talent in the world!