Chess Players Participate in 2022 Heroes Day Blitz

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Chapell Whyms, Winner, Open Section. Right: Curtis Pride, 2 nd Vice President, The Bahamas Chess Federation

After a two-year hiatus The Bahamas Chess Federation’s Annual Heroes Day Blitz Chess Tournament resumed on Saturday 8 October 2022. Twenty-six (26) chess players competed in the fast-paced Heroes Day Blitz. The annual tournament is held to celebrate local great heroes of the past and our modern-day heroes, including our chess heroes who have dedicated many years to help develop the cognitive skills
of our people.

The Blitz style format of the tournament requires that players think quickly and keep a cool head. The term Blitz describes chess games with a time control of 10 minutes or less. The 2022 Heroes Day Blitz featured two sections: – Open Section and Junior Section. Chapell Whyms won the tournament. Avian Pride secured second place and Kendrick Knowles placed third. In the Junior Section Chika Pride won, Joshua Rolle placed second and Taivan Thompson secured third place.

“The response for the 2022 Heroes Day Blitz was encouraging. I was particularly excited to see the number of young chess players participating and to learn of the emergence of so many chess clubs in schools throughout The Bahamas,” said Kendrick Knowles, President, Bahamas Chess Federation. He added: – “The Blitz is a great learning experience for new players and those attempting to improve their
chess skills. I encourage all players, particularly less experienced players, to participate in more tournaments. I also encourage chess clubs to partner with The Bahamas Chess Federation as we all work together to grow the sport of chess in The Bahamas.”

2022 Heroes Day Blitz Results
Open Section
1st Chapell Whyms
2nd Avian Pride
3rd Kendrick Knowles

Junior Section:
1st Chika Pride
2nd Joshua Rolle
3rd Taivan Thompson

More photo highlights below:

Chika Pride, Winner, Junior Section Right: Curtis Pride, 2nd Vice President, The Bahamas Chess Federation