Drum Majors of Chess

Following are names of Black players having earned the title of at least National Master (ELO 2200+). Some of the players have not maintained Master strength over the years, but the lessons they can share on how to achieve that feat are valuable indeed. If you see any errors or omissions on the list, please notify me. If you have achieved Master rank, then please  fill out the Master's Profile¤ = deceased    * = pending title

Masters Emeriti
William E. Griffin (USA) ¤
James McCune Smith (USA) ¤
Rogelio Ortega (CUB) ¤
IM Emory Tate (USA) ¤
Theophilus Thompson (USA) ¤

Grandmasters
Ashley, Maurice (USA)
Carlsson, Pontus (SWE)
Mitjans, Orelvis (ESP)
Simutowe, Amon (ZAM)
Solomon, Kenny (RSA)

International Masters
Aderito, Pedro (ANG)
Adu, Oladapo (NGR)
Aikhoje, Odion (NGR)
Akintola, Afolabi (NGR)
Bujisho, Benjarmin (FRA)
Bwalya, Gillian (ZAM)
Campos, Eugenio (ANG)
Chumfwa, Kelvin (ZAM)
Chumfwa, Stanley (ZAM)
Denny, Kevin (BAR)
Emojong, Elijah (UGA)
Farley, Terry (BAR)
Gwaze, Robert (ZIM)
Francis Andanquah (GHA)
Jere, Daniel (ZAM)
Kobese, Watu (RSA)
Korley, Kassa (USA)
Mabusela, Johannes (RSA)
Mamombe, Kudzani (ZIM)
Mandizha, Farai (ZIM)
Mateus, Manuel (ANG)
Mosquera, Miguel (COL)
Muhammad, Stephen (USA)
Mwali, Chitumbo (ZAM)
Nascimento, Alexandre (ANG)
Olape, Bunmi (NGR)
Oparaugo, Thomas (NGR)
Oatlhotse, Providence (BOT)
Pitterson, Jomo (JAM)
Schleifer, Michael (CAN)
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Sichilima, Cephas (ZAM)
Sousa, Armindo (ANG)
Tate, Emory (USA)
Velez, Nestor (CUB)

FIDE Masters
Abera, Yimam (ETH)
Allicock, Rawle (ENG)
Agusto, Obafunmilayo (NGR)
Bazil, Joslyn (HAI)
Buckmire, Ron (BAR)
Canty III, James (USA)
Colas, Josh (USA)
Cave, Christo (TRI)
Corbin, Dr. Philip (BAR)
Cupid, Kevin (TRI)
Elliott, Warren (JAM)
Flaquer, Luis (DOM)
Gateri, Martin Mwagi (KEN)
Gibbs, Grantel (JAM)
Giles, Morris (USA)
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Harper, Ryan (TRI)
Husbands, Orlando (BAR)
Johnson, Leonard (USA)
Kanengoni, Arnold (ZIM)
Kawuma, Moses (UGA)
Kawuma, Steven (UGA)
Khetho, Phemelo (BOT)
Kimende, Ralph (SEY)
Lorne, Ras Malaku (JAM)
Lungu, Nase (ZAM)
Makoto, Rodwell (ZIM)
Matthews, Shane (JAM)
Merritt, Mario (TRI)
Middleton, Ervin (USA)
Morrison, William (USA)
Njobvu, Ignatius (BOT)
Odeh, Kenneth (NGR)

Pascoal, Eduardo (ANG)
Phiri, Raymond (ZAM)
Ramos, Aristotle (ANG)
Renteriá, Jorge (COL)
Rogers, Norman Jr. (USA)
Samuel, Boipuso (BOT)
Simpson, Ronald (USA)
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Warner, Delisle (BAR)
Williams, Alan (USA)
Williams, Justus (USA)

National Masters
Acholonu, Gregory (USA)
Adegboyega, Adebayo  (NGR)
Adeyemi, Kola (USA)
Agnelio, Amorin (ANG)
Allen, Dr. David (USA)
Bady, Glenn (USA)
Barclay, Kayin (USA)
Bezaleel, Negash. (USA)
Black, Jr., James (USA)
Brooks, John (USA)
Broomes, Maurice (GUY)

Brown, Dr. Kevin (JAM)
Brown, Patrick (USA)
Bryant, Jehron (USA)
Byfield, Geoffrey (JAM)
Carroll, Duevoy (USA)
Carter, Emmanuel Tyrek (USA)
Carlin, Alfred (USA)
Clayton, Kenneth (USA)
Colding, Ernest (USA)
Covington, Charles (USA)
Cunningham, Sherman (USA)
Dake, Ram (USA)
Dandridge, Marvin (USA)
Daniels, Howard (USA)
Davis, Barry (USA)
Davis, Lionel (USA)
Davis, Tony (USA)
Davy, Damion, (JAM)
DePeaza, Terrence (USA)
Dickerson, Leonard (USA)
Domingos, Catarino (ANG)
Dudley, Anthony (USA)
Dymond, David (USA)
Everett, Morgan (USA)
Fairclough, Neil (JAM)
Farley, Terry (BAR)
Gibson, Franklyn (BAH)
Githoro, Mbugua Bo (USA)
Graves, John (USA)
Greene, Charles (USA)
Gueye, Gorgui (SEN)
Gwyn, James Sr. (USA)
Haile-Giorgis, Shewaseged (ETH)
Hailu, Wossenyeleh (ETH)
Hammie, Robert (USA)
Harris, Walter (USA)
Harrison, William (USA)
Hanks, Tim (USA)
Haughton, Richard (JAM)
Holness, Mark (JAM)
Iwu, Okechukwu (USA)
Jackson, Nathaniel (USA)
Jennings, L. Douglas (USA)
Jones, James (USA)
Juac, Majur (SSD)

Kabuye, Emmanuel (UGA)
Kantinti, Shadrack (UGA)
Karanja, K.K. (USA)
Kayende, Oliver (USA)
Kelley, Dereque (USA)
Lawton, Charles (USA)
Lee, Cecil (TRI)

Lopes, Willliam (USA)
Lungu, Malupande (ZAM)
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Mark, Eddie III (USA)
Matuvu, George (UGA)
McClelland, Shearwood III (USA)
Meeres, Mark (USA)
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Miller, George III (USA)
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Mitchell, R.O. (USA)
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Moore, Jeffery (USA)
Moore, Vincent (USA)
Muhammad, Leroy (USA)
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Murphy, Jr., Jones (DOM)
Myers, Dominique (USA)

Naimanye, Andrew (UGA)
Nsubuga, Grace (UGA)
Okoth, Joachim (UGA)
Onyekwere, Chikwere (NGR)
Owosina, Tolani (NGR)
Opio, Steven (UGA)
Paige, Wilbert  (USA)
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Parham, Bernard (USA)
Parker, Anthony (USA)
Péres, Ignacio  (CUB)
Phillips, Rene (USA)
Porter, Russel (JAM)
Powell, Calvin (USA)
Powell, Errol (USA)
Powell, John (JAM)
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Randolph, Anthony (USA)
Reed, Boyd (USA)
Rice, David (USA)
Robinson, Raymond (USA)
Rowe, Duane (JAM)
Santana, Joan (USA)
Scott, Gene (USA)
Scott, Joseph (USA)
Sergeon, Andre (USA)
Sherman, Stan (USA)
Smith Sulaiman (USA)
Solomons, Deon (RSA)
Ssentongo, Edward (UGA)
Stancil, Kimani (USA)
Street, Frank Jr. (USA)
Tatum, Kofi (USA)
Tavares, Shawn (TRI)
Thompson, Dexter (USA)
Times, Jerald (USA)
Times, Lawyer (USA)
Tirado, Candido (USA)
Tucker, Everest Jr. (USA) ¤
Tyehimba, Bem (USA)
Umezinwa, George O. (USA)
Umstead, Glenn (USA)
Walls, Jerry (USA)
Welcome, Christopher (USA)
Wendimu, Dawit (ETH)
Wharton, Patrick (GUY)
Wilson, Bertrand (USA)
Wilson, Brandon (JAM)
Wilson, Elvin (USA)
Zabasajja, Willy (UGA)
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Women's Masters
Linares, WGM Oleiny (CUB)
Sabure,
WGM Tuduetso (BOT)
Lopang,
WIM Tshepiso, (BOT)
Mudongo,
WIM Boikhusto (BOT)
Ribeiro,
WIM Regina (BRA)
Chevannes,
WFM Sabrina (ENG)
Asanga,
WFM Nsisong (NGR)
Dacalor,
WFM Aurélie (FRA)
Ncube,
WFM Polisle (ZIM)
Olatunji,
WFM Oluwatobi (NGR)
Porter,
WFM Deborah (JAM)
Delahaye, Ms. Raphaelle (FRA)


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