2024 USVI Chess Federation Annual Meeting

Date: March 23, 2024

Time: 10:00 am

Zoom Meeting

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  US Virgin Islands Chess Federation

                The US Virgin Islands held their District Chess Championships over the first two weekends of December.

                   A total of 30 chess enthusiasts participated. This is the most ever in the USVI District Chess Championships! 

The 2023 St. Thomas District Chess Championship was held on December 9-10.

St. Thomas District Open Champion is Darryl Allen, 2nd place is Abram Williams and 3rd place is Ger'Lanni Straun.

St. Thomas District Women's Champion is Eva Williams, 2nd place is Leah Williams, and 3rd place is Ruth Laplante

Some of these players have been playing chess together for over 30 years and others were new young students.

Elementary, middle school and high school competed in three divisions in this five round Chess Championship. In the Under 19 Division, the winners were Isaiah Benjamin (1st place), and Nathan Benjamin (2nd place). In the Under 14 Division the winners were Ian Ainger (1st place), William Gentilucci (2nd place),  and Sara Jones (3rd place). Also, honorable mention awards went to Jadora Burke, Stacey Christopher and Taino Esannason. In the Under 10 Division, the winners were Andrew Trotman (1st place), and Joshua Henry (2nd place). Decorative trophies from the Mitchell-Larsen Studio were presented to the students.

Thanks to the VI Lottery for sponsoring this tournament. Special thanks to Ms. Timothy from Ricardo Richards school for attending this event with the students and the parents who were gracious spectators. We also wish to thank USVI Chess Federation members Akelam Romain and Shawn Williams for assisting at this tournament.

2023 St. Croix Open

Scholastic Chess Championship 

April 22, 2023

The 2023 St. Croix District Chess Championship was held on December 2-3.

St. Croix District Open Champion is Mighty Funtanilla, ​2nd place is Kimani Knight, and 3rd place is Justin Hair.

St. Croix District Women's Champion is Aaliah Heart-Saret, second place is Vibah Bansal and 3rd place is Jessica Cana.

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St. Croix Chess Club Tournament; December 18, 2021


Format: 5 Swiss, standard 60 Game

venue Alfredo Andrews Elementary School, St. Croix

Saturday 2 Rounds

Round 1: 9:00 am

Round 2: 11:30 am

Sunday 3 Rounds

Round 3: 9:00 am

Round 4: 11:00 am

Round 5: 1:30

Entry Fee: $50

Registration deadline: April 17, 2024

Cash Prizes: will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. The amount of the prizes will depend on the number of players.

Players must be a member of a FIDE Federation

For more information email: usvichess@gmail.com

We've been championing chess since 1993 - join us for a little trip down memory lane below:

The official website of the USVI Chess Federation

2024 USVI Chess Federation Ratings Development Tournament

March 16 - 17. 2024 at the Palms Resort in St. Croix

St. Thomas Open Chess Tournament February 3-4, 2024

Female section: 1st Place- Leah Williams, 2nd Place Nyeema Henderson, and 3rd Place Lois Williams

Open section: 1st Place Darryl Allen, 2nd Place Anthony Mongiello and 3rd Place Naitik Jhanwar

St. Croix Open Chess Tournament

April 1-2, 2023 included three players from St. Thomas as well as players from St. Croix.

First Place- Mighty Funtanilla

Second Place- Frank Jackson

Third Place - Robert Collins

Saturday Chess 2023, Anthony teaching class and Reece Creswell visiting from the states!


       USVI Chess Federation

  Spring Friendship Chess Festival

      April 29 - May 1, 2022

Thank you to our Puerto Rican chess players and arbiter for making this a successful tournament. Everyone had and enjoyable weekend. A special thank you to the FIDE Planning and Development Commission for the generous financial support.

St. Croix Open Chess Tournament February 24-25, 2024

1st place Mighty Fantunilla, 2nd place Mosiah Keels, and Third place Justin Hair

Female section: 1st place Jessica Cana 2nd place Marisa Allen

Saturday Chess March 12, 2022. St. Croix Chess Club at Education Connections VI.

52nd Annual Agricultural & Food Fair


Saturday from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm 

Register now!

Time control: Game 60

Entry Fee: None

Venue: Alfredo Andrews Elementary School, St. Croix 

Entry-level and beginning young chess players are encouraged and welcome to play in this tournament. It is open to all VI Students under 19 years old as of January 1, 2024.

For more information email: usvichess@gmail.com