Drum Majors of Chess

Following are names of players of African (Black) ancestry 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) ¤
Theophilus Thompson (USA) ¤

Grandmasters
Ashley, Maurice (USA)
Carlsson, Pontus (SWE)
Delgado, Neuris (CUB)
González, Juan Carlos (CUB)
Hernández, Román (CUB)
Mateo, Ramon (DOM)
Pérez, Orelvis (ESP)
Obregón, Juan Carlos (CUB)
Ortiz,Isan Reynaldo (CUB)
Simutowe, Amon (ZAM)
Solomon, Kenny (RSA)

International Masters
Aderito, Pedro (ANG)
Adu, Oladapo (NGR)
Aikhoje, Odion (NGR)
Akintola, Afolabi (NGR)
Amba, Oyon Marius (CMR)
Agnelo, Amorin (ANG)
Aldama, Dionisio (CUB)
Anwuli, Daniel (NGR)
Andanquah, Francis (GHA)
Balogun, Oluwafemi (NGR)
Bujisho, Benjarmin (FRA)
Bwalya, Gillian (ZAM)
Calderín, Roberto (CUB)Campos, Eugenio (ANG)
Chumfwa, Kelvin (ZAM)
Chumfwa, Stanley (ZAM)
Denny, Kevin (BAR)
Eltigani, Omar (SUD)
Emojong, Elijah (UGA)
Farley, Terry (BAR)
Gwaze, Robert (ZIM)
Jere, Daniel (ZAM)
Kayonde, Andrew (ZAM)
Kobese, Watu (RSA)
Korley, Kassa (USA)
Larduet, Carlos (CUB)
Mabusela, Johannes (RSA)
Makoto, Rodwell (ZIM)
Mamombe, Kudzani (ZIM)
Mandizha, Farai (ZIM)
Mateus, Manuel (ANG)
Matthews, Shane (JAM)
Mosquera, Miguel (COL)
Muhammad, Stephen (USA)
Mwali, Chitumbo (ZAM)
Nascimento, Alexandre (ANG)
Olape, Bunmi (NGR)
Oparaugo, Thomas (NGR)
Oatlhotse, Providence (BOT)
Phiri, Richmond (ZAM)
Pitterson, Jomo (JAM)
Schleifer, Michael (CAN)
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Sichilima, Cephas (ZAM)
Sousa, Armindo (ANG)
Tate, Emory (USA) ¤
Velez, Nestor (CUB)

FIDE Masters
Abdelazeez, Mohamed (SUD)
Abera, Yimam (ETH)
Agbor, Ebot John (CMR)
Allicock, Rawle (ENG)
Agusto, Obafunmilayo (NGR)
Alberto, Manuel (ANG)
Barcon, Harmon (LBR)
Blackman, Justin (BAR)
Buckmire, Ron (BAR)
Cabralis, Quinn (TRI)
Christie, Joshua (JAM)
Colas, Josh (USA)
Cave, Christo (TRI)
Corbin, Dr. Philip (BAR)
Cupid, Kevin (TRI)
DeGondo, Simplice (CIV)
Domingos Ediberto (ANG)
Drayton, Anthony (GUY)
Ebosse, Kingue (CMR)
Elliott, Warren (JAM)
Gateri, Martin Mwagi (KEN)
Gibbs, Grantel (JAM)
Giles, Morris (USA)
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Glaves, Raheem (JAM)
Harper, Ryan (TRI)
Hasford, Kofi (GHA)
Hassan Abubaker (SUD)
Husbands, Orlando (BAR)
Ishak, Rashid (SUD)
Jacob, Jallah (LBR)
Jean Louis, Marckens (HAI)
Johnson, Joshua (TRI)
Johnson, Leonard (USA)
Joseph, Marcus (TRI)
Kanengoni, Arnold (ZIM)
Kawuma, Moses (UGA)
Kawuma, Patrick (UGA)

Kawuma, Steven (UGA)
Khetho, Phemelo (BOT)
Kimende, Ralph (SEY)
Kisuze, Stephen (UGA)
Lorne, Ras Malaku (JAM)
Lungu, Nase (ZAM)
Mc Intosh, Isaiah (TRI)
Merritt, Mario (TRI)
Mesfin, Leykun (ETH)
Middleton, Ervin (USA)
Miguel, Sergio (ANG)
Mohamed, Faisal (SUD)
Moncur, Cecil (BAH)
Morrison, William (USA)
Munenga, Douglas (ZAM)
Munro, Allan (TRI)
Musonda, Chola (ZAM)
Nadir, Samir (SUD)
Njobvu, Ignatius (BOT)
Nsubuga, Haruna (UGA)
Odeh, Kenneth (NGR)
Olebile, Thato (BOT)
Pascoal, Eduardo (ANG)
Phiri, Raymond (ZAM)
Ramos, Aristotle (ANG)
Renteriá, Jorge (COL)
Rogers, Norman Jr. (USA)
Samuel, Boipuso (BOT)
Silva, David (ANG)
Simpson, Ronald (USA)
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Smith, Shreyas (JAM)
Ssegwanyi, Arthur (UGA)https:
Tagelsir, Abubaker (SUD)
Wanyama, Harold (UGA)
Warner, Delisle (BAR)
Williams, Alan (USA)
Williams, Justus (USA)
Winter Atwell, Adrian (TRI)

National Masters
Acholonu, Gregory (USA)
Adegboyega, Adebayo  (NGR)
Adeyemi, Kola (USA)
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) ¤
Chevannes, Sabrina (ENG)
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)
Davis, Tyrone III (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)
Gabbedon, Alfonso (CUB)
Gibson, Franklyn (BAH)
Githoro, Mbugua Bo (USA)
Graves, John (USA)
Greene, Charles R. (USA) ¤
Gueye, Gorgui (SEN)
Gwyn, James Sr. (USA) ¤
Haile-Giorgis, Shewaseged (ETH)
Hailu, Wossenyeleh (ETH)
Hammie, Robert (USA)
Hardaway, Brewington (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, Daniel X (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)
Mbonu, David (USA)
McBryde, Lamel (USA)
McClelland, Shearwood III (USA)
Meeres, Mark (USA) ¤

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) ¤
Parham, Bernard (USA)
Parker, Anthony (USA)
Péres, Ignacio  (USA)
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)
Thomas, Philemon (USA)
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 Grandmasters
Frometa, Zirka (CUB)
Linares,
Oleiny (CUB)
Sabure,
Tuduetso (BOT)

Women International Masters
Botlhole, Kgalalelo (BOT)
Caxita, Esperanca (ANG)
Domingos, Maria (ANG)
Hernandez, Tania (CUB)
Lopang, Tshepiso, (BOT)
Forgas Moreno, Yaniela (CUB)
Mudongo, Boikhusto (BOT)
Porter,
Deborah (JAM)
Ribeiro,
Regina (BRA)

Women FIDE Masters
Chevannes,
Sabrina (ENG)
Asanga,
Nsisong (NGR)
Dacalor,
Aurélie (FRA)
Junior, Ednasia (ANG)
Ncube,
Polisle (ZIM)
Olatunji,
Oluwatobi (NGR)
Pires, Luzia (ANG)
Rosalina, Sonia (ANG)


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