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          Chess Activities 1993-2022

         US Virgin Islands Chess Federation


President Margaret Murphy

  • Chess Coach in USVI schools since 1993
  • Organized USVI tournaments, National Championships since 1993
  • Coach and chaperoned many trips with students and adults to Puerto Rico since 1993
  • Chess player USVI Women’s World Chess Olympiad, Moscow, Russia 1994
  • President United States Virgin Islands Chess Federation (USVICF) since 1995
  • Chess Player USVI Women’s World Chess Olympiad, Yerevan, Armenia 1996
  • Chess Coach St. Croix USVI Correctional institute inmates, first Chess in Prisons Program 1997-2001
  • Chess Player USVI Women’s World Chess Olympiad, Elista, Russia
  • Committee Member Chess in Schools 1998-2012
  • Instructor of Critical and Creative Thinking – Chess Class, at the high school level 1999
  • Chess Player USVI Woman’s World Chess Olympiad, Istanbul, Turkey 2000
  • Instructor at the College Academy, Arlington, Massachusetts, Summer program for gifted students in grades four through eight 2000 -2002
  • FIDE Instructor since 2005
  • Implementation of chess in the curriculum of elementary schools since 2004
  • Author of Chess Manual for classroom teachers 2005
  • Director of the USVI Chess Federation Academy since 2005
  • Coach/chaperone/Appeals member FIDE World Schools Championship, Greece 2005
  • FIDE Executive Board Member 2006-2010
  • Coach/chaperone FIDE Worlds Schools Championship in Halkidiki, Greece 2007
  • FIDE Arbiter since 2008
  • Caribbean Chess Carnival Trinidad
  • Director of the USVI Chess Federation Summer Chess Camp
  • Member FIDE Ethics Committee 2010-2014, Coached and chaperoned VI Students 2008
  • Organized the Abdullah Saleem Memorial Tournament 2011
  • Central American and Caribbean FIDE Championship Puerto Rico 2011-Hazel Acosta Gold medal U14-William Van Rensselaer Silver medalU16
  • International Guest Lecturer- 2nd George Koltanowski Memorial Conference on Chess and Education, Dallas, Texas 2011
  • FIDE International Organizer since 2012
  • International Organizer/FIDE Arbiter – USVI International Ratings Development Tournament 2012
  • Organizer of the Judith Gadd Memorial Tournament 2012
  • Delegate/Chaperone FIDE CARIFTA, Jamaica 2013, William Van Rensselaer
  • Member FIDE Verification Commission since 2014 to present
  • Delegate/Chaperone FIDE Pan America U20, Cali, Columbia 2015
  • Appeals Committee Member of the Women’s World Chess Championship, Sochi, Russia 2015
  • FIDE CARIFTA tournament Barbados, 2015
  • FIDE International Organizer FIDE CARIFTA International Tournament, USVI for ages under 20 years old 2016
  • FIDE International Organizer FIDE Pan American Senior and Veterans Chess Championship 2018
  • FIDE CARIFTA Curacao, 2019 David Conhoff, Nayan Bansal
  • FIDE Instructor 7th Grade Chess Class Church of God Holiness Academy 2021
  • FIDE Instructor 8th Grade Chess Class Church of God Holiness Academy 2021
  • FIDE Instructor Educations Connections VI Saturdays 2021
  • IO/FA FIDE Ratings development Tournaments (two) 2021
  • FIDE Instructor 7th Grade Chess Class Church of God Holiness Academy 2022
  • FIDE Instructor 8th Grade Chess Class Church of God Holiness Academy 2022
  • FIDE Instructor Educations Connections VI Saturdays 2022
  • IO/FA FIDE rated USVI Winter Chess Festivals Tournaments (two) 2022
  • IO/Player FIDE rated International Spring Chess Festival 2022
  • IO/FA FIDE Rated Winter Chess Festivals (two) 2022

       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 Chess Club Tournament; December 18, 2021

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

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

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