Ceremonial 1st Move Profile: Terry Farley

Terry Farley
Titles International Master (2009)
FIDE Master (2007)
FIDE Instructor (2005)
FIDE Rating 2229
English Speaking Caribbean Ranking 4
Peak FIDE Rating 2303 (October 2007)
National Champion 2006
Olympiad Novi Sad 1990
Moscow 1994
Yerevan 1996
Calvia 2004
Turin 2006
Khanty-Mansiysk 2010
Istanbul 2012
Baku 2016
Profile The Former National Champion is having one of his  best years ever, having placed 4th in the 2.3.5 Sub-Zonal held in Barbados to qualify for the 2017 Zonal Championships and anchoring the Barbados team on Board 4 to its best ever Olympiad performance at the World Chess Olympiad in Baku.

Other notable performances include tying for 2nd in the 2.3.5 Sub-Zonal in Venezuela in 2006 where he gain his International Master title and winning the inaugural Heroes Day Cup in 2002 and the Heroes Day Candidates in 2005.

A Chess Coach for the National Sports Council and former Louis Lynch Secondary student, he can be found most Saturday mornings at the Barbados Union of Teachers conducting classes for many of the islands aspiring juniors.

An eight time Olympian, he achieve his best performance this year in Baku on Board 4 with a 2302 performance rating, just 1 point short of his lifetime best rating of 2303.