The Orjan Lindroth Chess Tournament, which will start on May 28th, is already captivating the attention of international and local chess enthusiasts. Bahamas Chess Federation believes that the success of this event will be a game changer for the development of Chess in the Bahamas.
The tournament, named in honor of the late Orjan Lindroth, a generous supporter of chess in The Bahamas, had a very successful launch in 2022. Last year the tournament attracted a total of 30 players from 5 countries. Eight of these players were titled players, including 2 Grand Masters. As expected, one of the Grand Masters, Johan-Sebastian Christiansen from Norway, won the open section. He will defend his title this year, but it will not be as easy for him to win.
With registration still open, 63 players from 15 countries, including 12 Grand Masters plus 17 more titled players, have already registered and alt least a dozen more is expected to be added. Early registration list thirty-eight players who will face off in the main category and twenty-five in the U1700-rated section. The Swiss format, nine rounds tournament will span over five days.
The venue for the tournament is Super Club Breezes. It will begin on May 28th at 1:00 p.m. with a press conference, meet and greet, then a simultaneous exhibition game. Round 1 starts at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 29th. The links below take you to the tournament rules and schedule on the Bahamas Chess Federation Website and the Open and U1700 ranking list as posted on the Chess Results Website.
The main sponsors are Amanda Lindroth, Scotia Bank, Breezes, Mr. and Mrs. Charlse Stonehill and Bahamas Bone and Joint Center.
Tournament Invitation with Rules & Schedule:
Open Section Ranking List:
Under 1700 Rated Section Ranking List:
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