2022 Liberian Chess Championship
The Liberian Chess Federation (LCF) hosted its national championship with Bobby Ballah winning in dominating fashion with 9.5/11. The champion eclipsed the field by a full point and two points over the 2019 champion, Thomas Saah. Ballah was in good form in the tournament and came in as the 5th…Read More »
African nations at Chennai Olympiad!
African nations traveling to the 2022 Chess Olympiad have traditionally been up to the mark in colorful outfits. This Olympiad will feature a “best dressed” contest. It’s a very interesting, but perhaps tricky idea to compare cultural expressions, but one thing for sure is that African nations will be a…Read More »
Adu’s living nightmare after zonal 4.2… now stranded!
IM Oladapo Adu at the Liberian border, the day before a torturous journey across two countries by bus, by foot, by motorbike, and canoe. As they crossed the border of Ghana, they were met with armed patrol with guns drawn! Photo by Oladapo Adu. Nigeria’s Oladapo Adu competed in the…Read More »
Thomas Saah, Liberia’s National Champion
Left to Right: Former Champions James Stephen Tondo III and FM Barcon Harmon with Thomas Saah wearing his championship medal. Photo by Mario Kpan. Kenya Chess Masala has just reported on the Liberian National Championship ending this past weekend in Buchanan City, Liberia. The winner of the championship was Thomas…Read More »
Baku 2016: The Africans are Coming!
>Today the 2016 Olympiad games will officially open with the Opening Ceremonies with 181 teams representing 176 countries. Many of these countries represent the best that each country has to offer. Within the last decade that generally meant a permanent balance of power tilting to Western Europe and North America.…Read More »
2016 Africa Chess Calendar is out!
African continental President Lewis Ncube and African Chess Confederation the has released the chess calendar for the 2016 year. It encompasses all the major events, but may include others that have yet to be posted. A number of young federations are being thrust into organizing events in order to get…Read More »
Ghana and Liberia pawn off!
The Ghana Chess Association (GCA) played a match last February 19th against Liberia in an international friendly in Accra. According to the press release, the match was a prelude to the Association’s aim to organize its National Open Championship. The friendly, which is in collaboration with the National Sports Council,…Read More »