Hubert Lawrence | Chess In Schools?

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Sport can genuinely help to develop a rounded personality. Properly managed, it can encourage creativity and embellish team spirit while strengthening the links between actions and consequences and between goals and rewards. It’s no wonder that sporting activity is embedded in our school system. Think about it. The defender is heading towards his own goal […]

10 Questions with WGM Qiyu Zhou

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Once in a while, we get the chance to spend time with a young person who truly inspires us to be and do more. One such young lady is 17-year-old Qiyu Zhou, the reigning Canadian Women’s Chess Champion. She also holds the titles of Woman Grandmaster (WGM) and FIDE Master (FM). Qiyu arrives in Jamaica […]

Inaugural Jamaica Int’l Chess Festival Next Week

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Some of the world’s most prodigious young chess grandmasters are scheduled to arrive in the island next week October 13-15 for the first-ever Jamaica International Chess Festival, Ambassador Dr Nigel Clarke announced yesterday. According to Dr Clarke, the historic three-day celebration of chess is aimed at broadening the reach of the game in Jamaica while […]

JICF To Showcase International Masters

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Five of the world’s International Chess Masters (ICM) and one of the sport’s top coaches will be in the island next week for the first-ever Jamaica International Chess Festival. The three-day event starts on Friday, October 13, wrapping up on the following Sunday, and the organiser, Ambassador Dr Nigel Clarke, says that this is possibly […]