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Ghanaian Appointed Arbiter for World Chess Competition


A Ghanaian Military Officer, Group Captain Arko-Dadzie, has been appointed as a match arbiter for the 43rd World Chess Olympiad.

The Competition is scheduled to take place on September 22 to October 7, in Batumi, a city in Georgia.

In a statement signed and issued yesterday, by A La-Anyane, Director of Public Relations at GAF said “The Ghana Chess Association has officially requested for the services of the Senior Officer for the international competition and the Ghana Armed Forces has duly approved the request.”

Group Captain Arko Dadzie is a former President of the Ghana Chess Association.

Currently, he is the only World Chess Federation certified arbiter in the country.

In a congratulatory message, the Military High Command has said “…we wish him the best as he brings glory not only to the Ghana Armed Forces, but he entire nation.”

The Chess Olympiad, organized by the Federation Internationale des Echecs (FIDE), is a biennial chess tournament in which teams from all over the world compete.

The tournament would draw participants from one hundred and ninety countries all over the world.

By: Emmanuel Yeboah Britwum

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