The registration deadline for the maiden edition of the International Chess Federation’s (FIDE) Online Chess Olympiad ended early this morning with 160 countries set to participate at the event, one of which is Ghana.
This was revealed by the Ghana Chess Association (GCA) President, Philip Ameku, in an exclusive interview with TalksAfrica.com
“We are making arrangements for us [the team] to converge at the stadium [Accra Sports Stadium] with all the protection, then we set up a stable internet, provide them [the team] with gadgets to play over there.” Ameku about the GCA’s plans for the tournament.
Ameku also revealed the chess heads who will be representing the country including 2019 National Champion and FIDE Master (FM) John Hasford, International Master (IM) Eric Anquandah, Candidate Master (CM) Lionel Adu Jnr, Bernard Anhwere, 2019 National Women’s Champion and Woman Candidate Master (WCM) Tobi Felix, Woman FIDE Master (WFM) Angela Ayiku, GCA Vice President Christina Naa Merley Ashley and Dzidzor Dotse.
He, however, revealed that he is still working on 2019 National Champion John Hasford registration for the competition as the FM faced challenges registering. “The procedure was a bit problematic for Hasford, so Hasford in particular, is not registered and we are still working on it.”
The maiden edition of the FIDE Online Chess Olympiad is set to kick-off between 22nd July to 30th August 2020.
by Leroy Hawkson|TalksAfrica.com