Bahamas International

Bahamas International & Amateur
October 24-28, 2012

The Bahamas International & Amateur was held from October 24-28, 2012 at the Wyndham Nassau Resort & Crystal Palace Casino, West Bay Street, Cable Beach, Nassau, Bahamas.

GM Alex Shabalov won the International Section, finishing with an undefeated 6.5/9 and taking home the $2000 first prize. Just a half-point behind Shabalov was GM Alexander Goldin who collected $1200 for his efforts over the five days.

Yaacov Norowitz and Erik Santarius both scored IM norms. Norowitz had secured his norm before his round 9 game began while Santarius his with a last round draw against Goldin.

This tournament is very grateful to the assistance provided by our friends in the Bahamas.

Andre White, Vice President of the Bahamas Chess Federation, for his invaluable help in running this tournament, attending to the many details and for providing the beautiful wooden sets and the DGT clocks.

Yan Lyansky, for bringing us fresh fruit and snacks all weekend, which was certainly a welcome relief from the hurricane.

Sandeep Gali and Chaz Garraway, who helped us with transcribing the games and keeping the moves up to date, so we could send them to the website.

The final standings, with prizes, are now posted for both sections.

Please use the following links to obtain more information regarding the 2012 Bahamas International: