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WGM Thomas Wins SKOA Memorial Chess Tournament

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WGM Thomas Wins SKOA Memorial Chess Tournament

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Sierra Leone professional Chess player Winston Gerald Monsfreld Thomas has won the Samuel Kenneth Olu Agbaje (SKOA) Memorial Chess Tournament, after defeating Ansumana Kamara by nine out of nine. The one-day competition was organized by the Sierra Leone Chess federation in support of Agbaje’s family and held at Hotel Barmoi, Aberdeen in Freetown 

Chess as a sport in the country is among the over fifty registered sporting Associations under the National Sports Authority. The one-day competition for rated and unrated players was in memory of their long-serving secretary General.

President of the Sierra Leone Chess Federation Ansumana Kamara says it was an internationally rated tournament for them and videos and scores on the outcome will be sent the international body.

Winston Gerald Monsfreld Thomas winner of the Samuel Kenneth Olu Agbaje (SKOA) Memorial Chess Tournament expressed gratitude for the day competition, noting his victory is for the chess family and hoping to have regular competitions to bring more players to know the sports.

The winner of the Sierra Leone Chess Federation and Samuel Kenneth Olu Agbaje day competition to secured the golden trophy and a cash prize of (NLe1,000). Other cash prizes were given to rated and unrated chess players. 

The Association’s President Ansumana Kamara secured second place and take home a cash prize of Le750,000 (NLe750) and third place winner, Joseph Bryan Adesholay Becklin bags a cash of Le500, 000 (NLe500). Cash prizes were also presented to Joseph Sahr T. Quee who was crowned as the Best Unrated player, Fadu Sesay-Best Junior Player and Doctor Sonia-Best Female Player.

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