Vice President Nigel Short's visit to Antigua and Barbuda Print
Tuesday, 12 March 2019 07:02

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On the 7th - 8th March, Grandmaster Nigel David Short, of World Chess Federation (FIDE), visited Antigua as a part of his Caribbean tour to spread 'the gospel of Chess’.

Despite being only 2 days long, Short’s short trip was very busy. He had an interview with Dave Lester Payne of Observer Radio and a meeting with the minister of sports, Hon. Daryll Matthew. From his meeting the minister expressed an interest in assisting the Federation in future endeavours.

Chester Grant President of ABCF GM Nigel ShortThe Hon. Daryll Matthew Minister of Sports Seymore Smith Vice President ABCF

From Left to Right: Chester Grant (President of ABCF), GM Nigel Short, The Hon. Daryll Matthew (Minister of Sports), Seymore Smith (Vice President ABCF)

GM Nigel Short with President Chester Grant on Observer Radio with Dave Lester Payne

GM Nigel Short with President Chester Grant on Observer Radio with Dave Lester Payne

He also found the time to face off against a few members from the Antigua Barbuda Chess Federation (ABCF).
In all, he played 13 games finishing undefeated with a score of 13 - 0.

GM Short vs. Victor Meade Board 1 for Antigua and Barbuda at the 27th Olympiad

GM Short vs. Victor Meade (Board 1 for Antigua and Barbuda at the 27th Olympiad)

GM Short vs. Matthew Bailey Board 1 for Antigua and Barbuda at the 43rd Olympiad

GM Short vs. Matthew Bailey (Board 1 for Antigua and Barbuda at the 43rd Olympiad)

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From Left to Right: Chester Grant (President of ABCF), Jerry Aska (Highest Rating Performer at the 43rd Olympiad for Antigua and Barbuda), Ateila Bobb, GM Nigel Short, Victor Ince, Seymore Smith (Vice President), Kobe Tittle (Winner of Category B for the Gourmet Basket 2019 Chess Championship), Matthew Bailey (Winner for Category A of the Gourmet Basket 2019 Chess Championship), Andre Warner (Member of Antigua and Barbuda 43rd Chess Olympiad Team)

Nigel David Short is an English chess grandmaster who earned the title at the age of 19. In 1988, Short was ranked third in the world by FIDE and went on to become the first English player to play a World Chess Championship match in 1993. He has defeated 13 world champions, is a 3 times Commonwealth Champion and the only chess player ever to win tournaments in 6 continents.



 
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