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(l to r) Kendrick Knowles, President, Bahamas Chess Federation presents National Master Valentine Cox with the 1st place trophy.

Colina Hosts The Bahamas Chess National Championship

Nassau, The Bahamas, January 30, 2023 – The Bahamas Chess Federation recently held their 2023 Bahamas Chess National Championship at Colina’s J Whitney Pinder building on Collins Avenue.

“Supporting the event was a no-brainer,” said Maxine V. Seymour, Director, Corporate Communications, Colina. “Colina is dedicated to youth development and we are pleased that The Bahamas Chess Federation is likeminded as demonstrated in their commitment to exposing young persons to the sport.”

“Playing chess has many benefits, it improves memory, increases planning skills, deepens focus, teaches critical thinking and encourages camaraderie,” said Seymour.

“This year many of the players who competed in the 2023 Bahamas National Championship are juniors,” said Kendrick Knowles, President, Bahamas Chess Federation. “Chess opens up a world of opportunities for young people and these young players represent the future of Bahamian chess.”

“Your sponsorship is assisting with the growth of chess in The Bahamas and by extension, youth development,” said Knowles.

The Bahamas Chess National Championship concluded on Sunday, January 22, 2023. National Master Valentine Cox claimed The Bahamas Chess National Championship by winning 8 out of 9 games.

If you are interested in joining The Bahamas Chess Federation, visit their website at

About The Bahamas Chess Federation (BCF)

The Bahamas Chess Federation (BCF) is a non-profitable organization that seeks to govern, encourage and sponsor amateur chess players throughout the Commonwealth of The Bahamas; and to sponsor professional tournaments in accordance with the laws of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) whenever the occasion arises. The organization promotes chess play in the Bahamas and maintains affiliation to and recognition by all national and international governing chess bodies as the official federation in the Bahamas for chess. The Federation represents the Commonwealth of the Bahamas throughout the world in all matters pertaining to chess.

About Colina Insurance Limited (Colina)
Colina is a diversified financial services company, offering comprehensive life and health insurance solutions. Colina is wholly-owned by Colina Holdings Bahamas Limited (CHBL). CHBL is a Bahamian Company, built on a firm foundation of trust, integrity and responsibility. Colina has evolved over the past 155 years to become The Bahamas’ largest life and health insurer, with a solid reputation for providing insurance and related financial services products that help clients prepare for life’s unexpected events.

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