Group Photo: Pictured from left to right are Leah Williams, Lois Williams, Abram Williams, Arlo Zegarelli, Naitik Jhanwar, Margaret Murphy, Imanee Carrol, Asia Watson Francis, Belle Amore Smith and Ace Poyah.

Students from 10 VI Territory Schools competed in three divisions in this five-round chess tournament. Students from St. Croix Montessori, Ricardo Richards Elementary School, St. Croix Educational Complex, Alfredo Andrews Elementary, St. Mary’s  Elementary, Charlotte Amalie High School, All Saints High School, 7th Day Adventist School, Central High School, and Home Schooled students attended the tournament. Winners were:
Under 16 Section
1st place Abram Williams Home School
2nd place Ace Poyah Educational Complex
3rd place Asia Watson Francis Charlotte Amalie
Under 14 Section
1st place Naitik Jhanwar All  Saints
2nd place Leah Williams Home School
3rd place Bella Amore Smith Montessori
Under 10 Section
1st place Lois Williams Home School
2nd place Arlo Zegarelli Montessori
3rd place Imanee Carrol Ricardo Richards
Decorative trophies from Mitchell-Larsen Studio were presented to the winners. The federation thanks the VI Lottery for their generous sponsorship. We also thank all the teachers and parents for attending the event to support their students.
The FIDE Arbiter Margaret Murphy and the National Arbiter Michael Smith acted as the arbiters of the 2024 VI Scholastic Chess Championship Tournament.

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.

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

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

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 Virgin Islands Scholastic Chess Champions

       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

USVI April 2024 FIDE rated Tournaments.

2024 USVI Chess Federation Annual Meeting

Date: March 23, 2024

Time: 10:00 am

Zoom Meeting

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                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! 

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

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  US Virgin Islands Chess Federation

52nd Annual Agricultural & Food Fair

Say Hello to our newest scholastic chess Club, WELCOME STX Montessori! 

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

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

2023 St. Croix Open

Scholastic Chess Championship 

April 22, 2023