Team Bahamas departs Chennai, India to head home after a successful 2022 FIDE Olympiad. Round 9 was a tough one for the female team as all members lost to the Trinidad team.
The Open Team competed against Cape Verde in Round 9, CM Kendrick Knowles and Dr. Kenville Lockhart won their games gaining the team two (2) points. The Female Team was pitted against Kuwait in Round 10. In Round 10 the Female Team rebounded slightly with Chika Pride winning a game and Jayla Cargill securing a draw. Noah Albury got a draw in Round 10, the Open Team played against Bahrain.
In Round 11 The Bahamas Open Team faced Mali. FM Cecil Moncur and WCM Polina Karelina both picked up draws. Noah Albury secured the only win for the Open Team in Round 11. The Female Team played their final round of the Olympiad against Timor-Leste. Nelissa Thomas, WCM Daijah Johnson and Jayla Cargill won their last round games securing three (3) points for Team Bahamas. As a result the Female Team secured two (2) match points.
As a result of their strong play in the 44 th FIDE Chess Olympiad Nelissa Thomas, Trinity Pinder and Noah Albury were all awarded conditional FIDE titles. Nelissa Thomas won 5.5 games out of a total of 9 games, she earns a WCM (Women’s Candidate Master) title. Trinity Pinder won 3.5 points out of a total of 8 games played and added 29.2 point to her personal rating. Trinity also earns a WCM (Women’s Candidate Master) title. Noah Albury, a member of the Open Team, won a total of 4.5 games out of a total of seven games played and added 92.4 points to his rating. Noah earns a conditional Candidate Master (CM) title.
The 2022 Bahamas Olympiad Team scored the highest amount of total points of any Bahamas Chess Olympiad Team. The first Team Bahamas group arrives home Thursday morning (10 August 2022).