Gambia set for Georgia 2018 Chess Olympiad

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Gambia Chess Federation (GCF) is currently on intense preparation for the 2018 Chess Olympiad to be held in Batumi, Georgia.

Following what was a good performance from the team in the previous two Olympiads in which Gambian players secured FIDE Licenses, FIDE Master and Candidate Master Titles, the Federation for the first time registered both male and female teams to represent the country in this year’s world championship.

“The Federation in their quest to expand and develop Chess in the country and to attend international competitions, have been working tirelessly to produce very good teams to represent the nation in the Batumi Olympiad despite the numerous challenges,” GCF President Amadou Jallow said.

Mr. Jallow has been engaged in series of meetings with stakeholders and partners within the country and beyond to find ways and means to better empower the game in the country.

President Jallow is expected to lead the delegation to Georgia and is also set to attend the FIDE general assembly where a new executive would be elected to lead the world Chess Governing body for the next four years. 

Author: Amadou Kanteh
Source: Picture: Ebrima Bah, one of Gambia's finest Chess players