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GHANA TO PLAY IN THREE NATION TEAM TOURNAMENT

Ghana will be joining West African chess giants Nigeria and hosts Ivory Coast  to play in the Ivory coast invitational tournament from 26-28 June 2015 in Abijan. The Ghana delegation of six shall be led by Philip Ameku, the Vice President of the Ghana Chess Association, meanwhile; other members of the team include Joseph Jamena, Lionel Adu, Carlton Hushie, Daniel Osom and Benard Anhwere. The 6-player team r ...

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2015 ZONE 4.4 YOUTH UNDER-16 TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Under the auspices of the African Chess Confederation, the Ghana Chess Association has the honour of inviting FIDE affiliated African Federations in Zone 4.4 of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) to participate in the 2015 Zone 4.4 Youth Under 16 Team Chess Championships. Read more to download full publication of event below. PDF - ZONE 4.4 YOUTH UNDER-16 TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS ...

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NATIONAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015 (FIDE & GCA RATED)

This year’s national chess championships shall take place in November 2015. The format and qualification to play the national championships shall be as follows. EVENT CATEGORIES This event shall feature the Masters, Open, Women’s, and Junior categories. Apart from the masters’ category which is strictly by invitation, all other playing categories are open to all players in that fall within the category. REG ...

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MAY KNOCKOUT CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Seeding and group placements shall be done by listing participants into 4 groups starting with the highest rated player sequentially down to the lowest rated player according to the latest GCA ratings. There shall be four groups (A-D); the top player goes into Group A, 2nd highest player into Group B, and so on. After all the groups have one player it starts all over again at Group A. so in this example Gro ...

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THE LION’S LOUDEST ROAR

Lionel Adu’s impressive performances in recent times reached its peak when he won his first GCA individual open tournament. The 7-round Easter Chess Tournament came to an end on 11th April, 2015 at the Media Center of the Accra Sports Stadium and attracted 14 top players. Lionel, who in 2011 led the western region to win gold at the National Unity Games and disappeared, seems to have resurfaced on the chess ...

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ELIZABETH SEY WINS GOLD AT UG INTER-HALLS

Elizabeth Frances Sey Hall came out winner at this year’s University of Ghana Inter-Halls Chess Championships which came to an end 28th march 2015 and took place at the Athletic Oval of the school campus. The tournament, organized by the Sports Directorate of the school, brought together six halls to battle in the rather dramatic round robin tournament with a time control of 20 mins per player. Participatin ...

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Ambassador Asmah laid to rest

The founding father of Ghana Chess Association, the late Ambassador Amoh Asmah was laid to rest at Diabene, Takoradi on 28th February 2015. The burial service, took place at the St. Pauls Cathedral at Sekondi was attended by members of the Ghana Chess Association and other chess enthusiasts in the country. Ambassador Asmah was the President of the Ghana Chess Federation from 1975 till 1988 and over the peri ...

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TRIBUTE TO AMBASSADOR JOSEPH AMO ASMAH BY THE GHANA CHESS ASSOCIATION

The blow was hard, the shock severe; we never dreamed your death so near. But only those who love can tell the pain of parting with you without farewell. God give us strength to face this blow, what it meant losing you, no one will know. The birth of Ghana Chess came about in 1970 when Ambassador Joseph Amo Asmah pioneered the formation of the Ghana Chess Federation.  Together with good friends of his and o ...

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IM ANQUANDAH WINS ALISA ELITE TOURNAMENT

International Master Francis Anquandah who had just returned from the African Individual Championships in Namibia showed his class again as he emerged winner of the Alisa Elite Tournament held on the 24th of December 2014 at Alisa Hotel in Accra. Alisa Chess Club, winners of National Inter-Club Championships organized by the GCA, reserved the tournament for their top six best players. They played a 5 round, ...

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GHANAIAN AWARDED CHESS INTERNATIONAL MASTER TITLE

Six time Ghana National Chess Champion, Francis Anquandah emerged winner of the Zone 4.4 Individual Chess Championships that took place at Yaounde, Cameroon from November 21 to 29 2014. He scored 7.5 out of the possible 9 to win the crown. This has made not only him the first Ghanaian to be awarded with an International Master title but also gets him automatic qualification to participate in the African Ind ...

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