Tuesday, 29 December 2009 09:55
Barbados is hosting a Ladies chess tournament form Jan 1- 4, 2010, in honour of one of our former ladies chess champions Margaret Prince.
Synopsis on why tournament is being held in honor of Margaret Prince was Barbados' 1st Women's Chess Champion.
Margaret Prince was an icon of the local chess community and one of its most vocal advocates for Women's Chess. She was a former Vice-President and Founding Member of the Barbados Chess Federation, serving a number of times on its Executive Management Committee. She was also a Founding Member of the Barbados Ladies Chess Association, serving as its Treasurer, and the Barbados Organization for Women in Sport.
An avid sports enthusiast she played Draughts and Dominoes competitively and was "Go As You Please" Barbados Women's Draughts Champion. Tournament Director, Chess Coach, Chaperone to many female junior players, Manager of the Barbados Under 12 Junior Squad and Assistant Junior Team Manager on numerous tours to Trinidad & Tobago, Margaret Prince played an invaluable role to the development of the Sport of Chess in Barbados.
This will be the first Womens Chess tournament in the English Speaking Caribbean region and is especially geared towards exposing regional players to a higher level of chess, with opportunities for rating improvement.
Please download the Regulations in PDF format.