Ghana Chess Association announces to the information of the general public about the visit of American Chess Duo Maurice Ashley and Rochelle Ballantyne to conduct a workshop and mentorship program from 11th to 14th October, 2019 in Accra.
Maurice is a well renowned author, chess commentator and the first Black to ever obtain the coveted Grandmaster title. Maurice has shown commitment to supporting Ghana Chess Association with his skills and expertise and this would mark his second visit to Ghana for the same course.
Rochelle, on the other hand is among the few female Expert-level players in the US and a subject of the movie Brooklyn Castle. She played a famous game with Garry Kasparov termed as ‘ Harlem shake ’
According to the Ghana Chess Association president Philip Ameku, the aim of their visit is to continue the mentorship program which is aimed at producing the first ever Chess Grandmaster from Ghana.
Earlier this year in May, Maurice Ashley was in Ghana for a three day visit where he conducted training session which was hosted by the African Regent Hotel which was targeted at the young chess talents in the country.
Their visit to Ghana also coincides with the ‘year of return, Ghana 2019’ launched by Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo September 2018 in Washington DC, giving fresh impetus to the quest to unite Africans on the continent with their brothers and sisters in the diaspora.
Ghana Chess Association wishes to invite the general public to support the local development of chess, the ultimate mind sport.