THE Bahamas Chess Federation is pleased to announce the members selected to represent the Bahamas at the 43rd World Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia, September 23 to October 7.
The players were chosen from a combination of qualifying tournament results, event participation and community involvement.
FIDE master Carver Moncur, candidate master Kendrick Knowles, national master Byron Small, woman candidate master Polina Karelina and Chapell Whyms will share the enormous honour of wearing the country’s black, blue and gold.
Equally significant is the fact that this is the first time a female player has been selected to represent the Bahamas at a Chess Olympiad.
The Olympiad members have already received professional training online and have attended the May 4-6 training session with grandmaster Renier Gonzales.
The BCF will continue to provide training opportunities to the national team members to prepare them for what is expected to be a tough battle against 170 competing countries.
Before participating in the Olympiad, members of the national team will be required to support the federation’s community efforts and to assist in the development of the country’s junior players.