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Jamaican Chess Champions 2022 crowned in Kingston

The 2022 Open and Women National Chess Championships of Jamaica took place from 7-15 May in Kingston. 12 players in the Open section and 8 players in the Women’s section battled it out to clinch the title of National Champions.

After 11 round robin rounds played in the Open tournament, three times Jamaican Champion FM Shreyas Smith defended the title and added the fourth National trophy to his collection. He scored 9/11 points to be a full point ahead of the runner-up Jaden Shaw who won silver. Jhustice-Dimonte Mcdonald and CM Malik Curriah tied for the third place with 7 points, but bronze eventually came to Mcdonald thanks to the better tiebreak criteria.

15-year-old Gabriella Watson convincingly won the Women’s Championship scoring the outstanding 7/7 points. Nickaylah Curwin was second with 5.5 points and Kaia Gayle came third with 4 points and better tiebreaks than Suraiya Matandara-Clarke who had the same score but ended up fourth. (scroll down for final standings)
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Final rankings – Jamaican Chess Championship 2022:

Rk. NameFEDRtgPts. TB1TB2TB3
1FMSmith Shreyas JAM214090845.8
2 Shaw Jaden JAM161480741
3 Mcdonald Jhustice-Dimonte JAM185770.5629
4CMCurriah Malik JAM204370.5529
5FMLorne Ras Malaku JAM21176.51626
6CMHinds Nathan JAM19906.50433.5
7CMMerritt Kevin JAM191460.5426
8 Mcdermott Peter John JAM179860.5424.5
9CMBrown Akeem JAM20343.50215
10 Brown Scott JAM186731210
11 Soares Andre JAM173630214.8
12 Murdock Christopher JAM16330.5001.5


Final rankings – Jamaican Women’s Chess Championship 2022:

Rk.NameFEDRtgPts. TB1TB2TB3
1Watson Gabriella JAM1101702121
2Curwin Nickaylah JAM15095.502323
3Gayle Kaia JAM0412424
4Matandara-Clarke Suraiya JAM0402424
5Gayle Kaity JAM1220302525
6Murphy Glory JAM02.502626
7Stewart Alyssa JAM0202626
8Lloyd I-Jeanae JAM0002628


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