Super Rowe reclaims Jamaica Chess Open title
Saturday, November 06, 2010

SUPER National Master (SNM) Duane ‘Rossolimo’ Rowe was in top form when he re-captured the 2010 Jamaica Chess Open held on October 30-31 at the Medallion Hall Hotel in Kingston.

Rowe, a graduate of Cambridge University, was unable to defend his title last year due to work commitments overseas.

However, the Super National Master made an emphatic return to local chess, drubbing the competition with a solid 5.5 points from a possible six, including important wins over National Master Andrew Mellace and National Women’s Champion WFM Deborah Richards.

The triumph was secured in the penultimate round after a critical draw with long-time rival, National Master Russell Porter, who, as a result, had to settle for second place with 4.5 points.

Newly-crowned National Master Ryan Blackwood also finished with 4.5 points, but was relegated to the bronze medal based on tie breaks. WFM Deborah Richards, who led the national female team to a record-breaking performance at the World Olympiad in Russia last month, was adjudged the Best Female Player.

Here is the full article.

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