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Mufandaedza Wins BCA Chess Tournament

Mufandaedza Wins BCA Chess Tournament

The rapid chess tournament was held at Hamilton Princess last weekend, with more than 20 participants taking part. A spokesperson said, “After five intense rounds in one day, the top results were:First Place: Moses Mufandaedza – 4.5 points Second Place: Gilbert Cancino – 4.5 points Third Place: Sami Lill – 4 points“There... Read more of this article

BCA Rapid Chess Tournament On October 27

BCA Rapid Chess Tournament On October 27

The Bermuda Chess Association is getting set to host their Rapid Chess tournament on Sunday, October 27 at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club. A spokesperson said, “It is a great opportunity for anyone in Bermuda who wants to gain experience of an official chess tournament, in a great location. The BCA [Bermuda Chess Association] is volunteer... Read more of this article

Open Chess Championship From June 15 To 17

Open Chess Championship From June 15 To 17

Bermuda Chess Association will be hosting the 2019 Bermuda Open Chess Championships from Saturday June 15th to Monday June 17th 2019 at the Elbow Beach resort. Tournament scheduleRound 1: Saturday June 15th, 9:00 am Round 2: Saturday June 15th, 2:00 pm Round 3: Sunday June 16th, 9:00 am Round 4: Sunday June 16th, 2:00 pm Round 5: Monday June 17th,... Read more of this article

Bermuda School Chess Championship Held

Bermuda School Chess Championship Held

Schools from across the island were invited to submit a team for the 2019 Bermuda Schools Chess Championships, which was held on Saturday 11th May at Elbow Beach Hotel. After three hard fought matches, Saltus were victorious, with an all-primary Warwick Academy team in second place and Somersfield Academy in third. Related StoriesMufandaedza... Read more of this article

Bermuda Win Medals At Chess CARIFTA

Bermuda Win Medals At Chess CARIFTA

Eleven chess players from Bermuda participated in the 8th annual CARIFTA Junior Chess Championships held in Curacao from April 18th -23rd, competing among 187 Caribbean players in under-20, under-16 and under-12 age categories. Preparation for the tournament began six months ago with a group of keen junior players meeting every Saturday afternoon at... Read more of this article

Chess: Flanagan Brothers Win In New York

Chess: Flanagan Brothers Win In New York

7-year-old Odin Flanagan and 5-year-old Dylan Flanagan competed against 30 children from the top chess-playing schools in Brooklyn NY at the 1st Annual Grace Church School and Brooklyn Friends School Chess Tournament, making an excellent showing to win their division.The top 3 players’ scores from each school were combined to get an overall team... Read more of this article

Photos: Bermuda Youth Chess Championships

Photos: Bermuda Youth Chess Championships

A record turnout of 22 young players from across Bermuda’s schools recently battled it out at the Bermuda Youth Chess Championships at the Elbow Beach Hotel. The event was hosted by the Bermuda Chess Association [BCA] and the winners in the respective categories were as follows:Under 8 champion: Dylan Flanagan Under 10 Champion: Ocean Simmons Under... Read more of this article

Players Invited For Youth Chess Championships

Players Invited For Youth Chess Championships

Once again Bermuda’s youth will battle it out across the board, as the Bermuda Chess Association hosts ‘The Bermuda Youth Chess Championship 2019′, during the weekend of February 23 and 24 at Elbow Beach Resort. “It will be a fun event and anyone interested is encouraged to enter. It’s an exciting tournament to attend for... Read more of this article

CARIFTA Youth Chess Qualifiers Held At Elbow

CARIFTA Youth Chess Qualifiers Held At Elbow

The Elbow Beach Hotel was buzzing with Bermuda’s young chess players last weekend for the second annual CARIFTA Youth Chess Qualifiers Tournament. The six round open was once again organized by the Bermuda Chess Association [BCA] and saw young talent from across the island compete for a spot to represent Bermuda in the 2019 CARIFTA Youth Chess Championships... Read more of this article

Youth Team Play ‘Cyber Chess’ vs Azerbaijan

Youth Team Play ‘Cyber Chess’ vs Azerbaijan

The Bermuda Chess Association [BCA] successfully organized an international friendly with Azerbaijan, one of the world’s top chess nations. Eight of Bermuda’s top young chess players of various ages competed in the match using Skype and laptops to view their foreign opponents.“The 42nd Chess Olympiad in 2016 was held in Baku, the capital... Read more of this article

CARIFTA Chess Qualifiers On November 17 & 18

CARIFTA Chess Qualifiers On November 17 & 18

The Bermuda Chess Association [BCA] will be hosting the 2nd Annual ‘CARIFTA Chess Qualifiers Tournament’ on November 17th & 18th at the Elbow Beach Hotel in Paget. A spokesperson said, “Chess is not always about winning. Sometimes it’s about learning. And so is life.” – Unknown. “Hopefully, our island’s young chess... Read more of this article

Bermuda Team Makes History At Chess Event

Bermuda Team Makes History At Chess Event

For the first time ever, Bermuda was represented by two teams at the recent World Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia. A spokesperson said, “An all-female chess team [Zuzana Kovacova, Becky Faulks, Shiela Cancino, Yasmin Flanagan, Olga Goncharova] were competing for Bermuda in the ‘Women’ category, alongside the ‘Open category’ team [Richard... Read more of this article

Husband & Wife Win Bermuda Chess Titles

Husband & Wife Win Bermuda Chess Titles

Mark Flanagan triumphed in the Bermuda Chess Championships 2018, clinching the title Bermuda Chess Champion 2018, with a score of 6/7 points. The tournament included 18 players and took place over 7 weeks, and the runners up were Moses Mufandaedza and Sergey Goncharov, on 5.5 and 5 respectively.Mark’s wife, Yasmin Flanagan, won the title of... Read more of this article