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Callender off to Cuba for CAC Women’s Chess Championships

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Jessica Callender

Two-time winner of the National Women’s Chess Championship, Jessica Callender, will be representing Guyana at the Central America and the Caribbean 2024 Women’s Chess Championships in Cuba.
The Championships would be run from May 13th to May 22nd, 2024, in Santa Clara, Cuba, and Callender is slated to play against some of the best female players from the Caribbean and Central America.
The competition is dedicated to the memory of Acela de Armas, an outstanding Cuban chess player, whose legacy continues to inspire females from Central America and the American Continent.
The 2024 Central American and Caribbean Championships for Women have been organized by the Cuban Chess Federation (FCA) and the Confederation of Chess of the Americas (CCA). The nine-round event will be played using the Swiss system, with a time control of 90 minutes per player with a 30-second increment starting from move one.

Recently crowned Women’s Chess Champion Jessica Callender

The Confederation of Chess for Americas (FIDE America) is a registered Affiliate Organization of FIDE, and represents 42 Caribbean and Latin Nations.
Callender, with a FIDE rating of 1571, has shown she can compete against other talented players. She won the GCF National Women’s Chess Championships in 2023 and 2024, and holds a conditional Women Candidate Master Title. Callender hopes to rack up victories that would propel her toward her WCM title. She was part of the Guyana team that participated in the recent CARICOM Classic Team regional tournament hosted by the Guyana Chess Federation in March last.
The Guyana Chess Federation is extending best wishes to Jessica Callender as she journeys to represent Guyana.

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