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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.   Name FED Rtg Pts.  TB1 TB2 TB3
1 FM Smith Shreyas  JAM 2140 9 0 8 45.8
2   Shaw Jaden  JAM 1614 8 0 7 41
3   Mcdonald Jhustice-Dimonte  JAM 1857 7 0.5 6 29
4 CM Curriah Malik  JAM 2043 7 0.5 5 29
5 FM Lorne Ras Malaku  JAM 2117 6.5 1 6 26
6 CM Hinds Nathan  JAM 1990 6.5 0 4 33.5
7 CM Merritt Kevin  JAM 1914 6 0.5 4 26
8   Mcdermott Peter John  JAM 1798 6 0.5 4 24.5
9 CM Brown Akeem  JAM 2034 3.5 0 2 15
10   Brown Scott  JAM 1867 3 1 2 10
11   Soares Andre  JAM 1736 3 0 2 14.8
12   Murdock Christopher  JAM 1633 0.5 0 0 1.5

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Final rankings – Jamaican Women’s Chess Championship 2022:


Rk. Name FED Rtg Pts.  TB1 TB2 TB3
1 Watson Gabriella  JAM 1101 7 0 21 21
2 Curwin Nickaylah  JAM 1509 5.5 0 23 23
3 Gayle Kaia  JAM 0 4 1 24 24
4 Matandara-Clarke Suraiya  JAM 0 4 0 24 24
5 Gayle Kaity  JAM 1220 3 0 25 25
6 Murphy Glory  JAM 0 2.5 0 26 26
7 Stewart Alyssa  JAM 0 2 0 26 26
8 Lloyd I-Jeanae  JAM 0 0 0 26 28

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