IM Francis Anquandah, six time national champion leads Tema Knightmare Chess Team to victory during the CCML Team Chess Championships which ended at the Theodosia Oko Hockey Stadium 19th September, 2015.
The Tema lads had to brush of neck to neck competition from defending champions Alisa through tie-break as both clubs ended with 17 points. Takoradi came third ahead of notable teams such as Dansoman, Legon, Sakumono, Kaneshie and Knust A.
Individual board prizes from board one to four went to Francis Anquandah, Phililp Ameku, Poku Kwabena Adu and Maud Benson respectively. The discovery of the tournament went to Maud Benson, a 13 year student at Angel’s International School. She won 4 out of 4 games on board 4 ahead of national team female players in the competition.
The president the Ghana Chess Association, Group Captain George Arko-Dadzie in his remarks encouraged new clubs to be registered with the association before the commended CCML for sponsoring the event and also pleaded for more corporate sponsorship for the chess league.
Mary Armah, Coporate Affairs manager at CCML congratulated the winners and expressed her company’s satisfaction with the growing level of interest in the game of chess as the best way to keep the mind healthy and hence their company’s willingness to support the growth of the sport in Ghana.
Below is the league table.
|CCML TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS
|TEAM||BOARD POINTS||MATCH POINTS|
|1. KNIGHTMARE A||21.5||17|
|5. KNUST B||15||10|
|6. KNUST A||17.5||9|
|10. KNIGHTMARE B||8||2|