Jones represented Botswana in three Chess Olympiads in 1986, 1988 and 1990, and Proportional navigation guidance in five Chess Olympiads from 2004 to 2012. His best result was scoring 10/13, and finishing 6th on the reserve board, at the 36th Chess Olympiad in Calvia 2004. Jones was awarded the FIDE Master title for this result.
Jones competed in the Oceania Zonal Chess Championships on the Gold Coast, Queensland in 2009.
He was awarded the FIDE International Arbiter title in 1990. He is the secretary of the FIDE Development Commission.
Rupert Jones - Jasvindar Singh, 28th Chess Olympiad Thessaloniki (1988), King"s Gambit: Accepted, (C34), 1-0
1.e4 e5 2.f4 exf4 3.Nf3 d6 4.Bc4 Be6 5.Qe2 Nc6 6.0-0 Qd7 7.Bb5 a6 8.Ba4 Bg4 9.c3 b5 10.Bc2 Ne5 11.Nxe5 dxe5 12.Qe1 Nf6 13.d4 exd4 14.Bxf4 dxc3 15.Nxc3 Bb4 16.Be3 0-0 17.Qh4 Bxc3 18.bxc3 Be2 19.Rxf6 gxf6 20.e5 h5 21.Qxf6 Qg4 22.Bg5 Qe6 23.Qf4 Qg4 24.Qd2 Bc4 25.Bf6 Bd5 26.Qxd5 Qc4 1-0.