Ghana sets Calendar for early 2009!

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Eddie Lamptey-Thompson just posted a message on the ghanachess group about the Ghanaian chess calendar. Ghana has rejuvenated their chess community and played in their first Olympiad in over 20 years when they competed in Dresden last month. They will use this momentum to launch a strong campaign to popularize chess throughout the nation. Let’s hope Ghana’s upcoming election run-off will go smoothly and the winner will provide support for chess!

This is a tentative schedule:

Daaim Shabazz

Daaim Shabazz is the founder of The Chess Drum, while serving as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds a B.S. Computer Science from Chicago State University, an MBA in Marketing and a Ph.D. in International Affairs & Development, both from Clark Atlanta University. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.

16 Comments

  1. Daaim,may you kindly ask the African continental president to release the continental events dates..The schedule should be out by now.

  2. Additional details of the Ghana National Championship are:

    Event: NATIONAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS “BEST OF THE BEST”
    Host: GHANA CHESS
    Start Time: Saturday, January 31 at 10:00am
    End Time: Sunday, February 1 at 1:00pm
    Where: ALISA HOTEL

  3. The lineup for the Ghana National Championship has been released by Eddie Thompson:

    WOMEN DIVISION

    1) MAAME KONADU KUFFOUR
    2) DORCAS ALLOTEY
    3) OBENEWA OFFEI NKANSAH
    4) PATIENCE SAAKA
    5) MARIAN AGYEINYO
    6) EVELYN FOKUO
    7) ENYONAM MENSAH DOTSE
    8) ANGELA AYIKU

    MEN DIVISION

    01) FRANCIS ERIC ANQUANDAH
    02) KOJO HASFORD
    03) KEES HOOGENDIJK
    04) ROBERT ALEX SACKEY
    05) SEKOU NKRUMAH
    06) PETER ANANE NSIAH
    07) NII KONEY
    08) DOMINIC OWUSU SEKYERE
    09) EDDIE THOMPSON
    10) KOJO BONSU
    11) PASTOR SHERPHERD LAMB
    12) PETER LAWRENCE
    13) GEORGE ARKO DADZIE
    14) KOMLA SARPATY
    15) WILLIAM ADI
    16) MICHEAL AMANOR

    The above named players will fight for the national chess crown January 31st, February 1st, February 14, February 15th.

    There will be a six (6) round Swiss for day 1 and day 2 to select the best six players. For day 3 and day 4, there will be a round robin match. The winner of the round robin will be declared the National Champion for the year 2009. The six players will also represent Ghana at all international meetings.

  4. hello shabazz merry X-mas and Happy New year in advance, It is a good news for Ghana chess federation and west Africa

  5. Thanks for the well-wishes. This is good news indeed! I believe Liberia is also trying to get their chess program off the ground. I did a story on them some time ago and Lewis Ncube has shown me pictures of their activities.

  6. hello shabaaz is the ecowas team championship open for clubs or only national federation, any official site for this event.

  7. You mean the dutchman had to represent Ghana , no way.
    What abut 1957\60. It’s ll about Independence & the republic. we cannot throw away our soverienty Exodus ch. 15.

    It should have been all play all,round robin, when the opportunity presented itself ,of 15 rounds 28\2, 1\3, 6\3 7\3 & 8\3 , with the ladies registered to play playing the round robin twiceover.

    My name should not have been excluded. I seem to have checked to late. Injunctions are not an impossibility. Ghana ‘s fees to FIDE surelyis the least the sports council can pay if presented on time.

    The Fearless Worrior

    Pastor Shepherd Lamb Zec.4.6

    Thoelogical Seminary
    copies to the Chairman, President and all the sitting executives .

  8. Emmanuel,

    I don’t have any information. You may join “ghanachess” at Yahoo Groups to find out. I searched my e-mail from the group, but didn’t see any reference to it. Kees Hoogendijk, a player from Holland, gave a workshop on May 23rd, but I haven’t heard of any workshop in Kumasi. I’m not sure of Kees’ strength, but they have given him the authority to train some of the members.

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