St. Kitts & Nevis Chess Federation established

A new sporting organization, the St. Kitts & Nevis Chess Federation (SKNCF) has recently been formed, and as such, the organization, is in the process of initiating a number of events to inform players, enthusiasts, and the general public, of its formation.

As part of its activities to promote the game of chess and the Chess Federation, first elected president of SKNCF, Dr. Izben Williams and members of the association welcomed Grand Master of chess, Mr. Nigel Short, MBE who arrived in St. Kitts on Friday to participate in its launching exercises.

Regarded as the strongest player in the United Kingdom in the twentieth century Grandmaster Short is expected to engage up to twenty-five (25) local chess players simultaneously in what has been termed a chess fest.

He said he is pleased to be in St. Kitts to assist in advancing the game.

Mr. Short is a former president of the Commonwealth Chess Association and a three- time commonwealth chess champion. He travels the world playing, coaching and
Promoting the game and has won tournaments on six continents.

Mr. Short is accompanied by Mr. Ian Wilkinson, QC, renowned Jamaican jurist, the President of the Jamaica Chess Federation and two-time Jamaica Veterans Chess Champion.

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