Thursday, December 3, 2020
Home SPORTS Mentors Chess Academy hold Junior Online Chess Blitz Tournament

Mentors Chess Academy hold Junior Online Chess Blitz Tournament

Popular chess organisation, Mentors Chess Academy earlier today 22nd August 2020 held an online blitz tournament for kids under the age of 18.

The competition which was free to anyone under the age of 18 saw 42 kids battle it out for a Top 5 position in the various age categories (U-10, U-14 & U-18) to claim the certificates and prizes that came with achieving the feat.

In an interview with Talks Africa, Director of Mentors Chess Academy, David Acheampong spoke more about the tournament saying,

“We were always doing quarterly tournaments over the board but when this [COVID-19] started we realised there was a need to keep our students still interested and not let them get rusty so we decided to organise online tournaments,”

“This time it had to be blitz because we to let people say on the internet for a long time or risk people getting tempted to get support or help whilst playing is also there so we don’t have to make it a long game.” He further added

The winners for the various age categories are listed below;

Mentors
U-10 Standings

Mentors
U-14 Standings

Mentors
U-18 Standings

by Leroy Hawkson|TalksAfrica.com

EDITORIAL STAFF
Hi, I am Leroy Hawkson, an up and coming sports journalist with over 4 years of experience in media working for the likes of University of Ghana-based Radio Univers (where I served as the Head of Production and Host of the station's sports show "Sports Express"), the National Media Commission (NMC) and ClassFM. I am also a writer and researcher for GTV Sports+ show "Beyond the Pitch," producer of popular Ghana Facebook Live boxing show "KBOXtv Live" and Head of Sports of Talks Africa Media. I am is passionate about the lesser-known or less financed sports in Ghana and would love to show Ghanaians the beauty of these sports to help develop them into powerhouses in the country and the world.

Leave a Reply

Most Popular

Government Declares Monday A Public Holiday

President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has declared Monday,7thDecember a public holiday.In a Press Release...

Ethiopia And UN ‘Reach Tigray Aid Deal’

The UN and Ethiopia have agreed to allow aid into the country's conflict-torn Tigray region, UN officials say.UN...

Trump Pardons: US justice department unveils bribery inquiry

The US justice department is looking into claims that lobbyists have tried to use bribes to secure a presidential pardon, unsealed court...

President Akufo-Addo’s Government Offer Tertiary Scholarships to Free SHS graduates

President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has directed the scholarship secretariat to immediately open the online portal for the Free...

Recent Comments