Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Chess in the Bahamas

Cecil Moncur (left) vs Ted Cross | Photo: Andre White

by Ted Cross

My career in diplomacy has given me the privilege of living in many of the great chess countries of the world, including Russia, China, Hungary, Iceland, Azerbaijan and Croatia. It wasn't accidental that I directed my assignments to places where I could pursue my love for chess. So when I was suddenly assigned to a three-year tour to The Bahamas, I was concerned about my chances of finding good opportunities in chess.

I needn't have worried. While the chess community in The Bahamas is tiny, it is passionate and growing, especially now that some influential sponsors have stepped forward to give a significant boost to the development of chess in this island nation.  Read more >>