The Dominica Chess Federation held its first ever Queens Gala – a female only Chess Tournament – on Saturday Nov 18th at the UWI Open Campus.
10 females participated in 6 rounds of exciting chess games, which ended in 3 players tied at 5 wins out of 6. The games then went into overtime with tie breaking rounds which concluded with the following winners:
1st place – Zahidu Henry – 5/6 points (tie breaking playoffs: 4/4)
2nd place – Ayani Casimir – 5/6 points (tie breaking playoffs: 2/4)
3rd place – Liudmila Domennova – 5/6 points (tie breaking playoffs: 0/4))
Congratulations to all the ladies who participated, to the parents and teachers of the young ones, and to the chess community who supported the event. A big thank you to the UWI Open Campus for affording us the venue, and to HHV Whitchurch & Co. Ltd. for sponsoring drinks and snacks for the tournament.