November 16, 2011
British Virgin Islands FIDE delegate since 1984, she is a member of the FIDE Rules and Tournament Regulations Commission, an official clock-tester for chess clock certification and arbiter seminar lecturer.
She has directed many prestigious chess events including the PCA World Chess Championship match in 1995 in New York between World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov and challenger Viswanathan Anand, she was the arbiter for the high-profile match between Kasparov and the IBM supercomputer program Deep Blue in 1997 in New York and FIDE World Youth Festival in 1990 and the Karpov-Hjartarson FIDE World Championship Quarterfinals in Seattle in 1989, she was the first woman to serve.
She has served as deputy in several Olympiads and Candidates matches as well as the FIDE World Championship in Lyon, France, 1990, and Las Vegas 1999 and the World Junior in Sharjah, UAE and at the 2011 Women’s World Chess championship in 2011.
She has been serving as Head Tournament Director at several U.S. Chess Championships, SuperNational Scholastic Championships, National Elementary Championships, and World Opens in Philadelphia as well as many other national tournaments large and small. She has been the chief arbiter at the Bermuda International Open and associated invitationals for over 20 years.
She written articles for magazines, co-authored the USCF Official Rules of Chess, 4th edition, and has received USCF awards for Distinguished Service, Outstanding Career Achievement and Tournament Director of the Year.