The Tournament was aimed at identifying and scout talents for the National Youth Teams of the various countries to represent their Nations at the next Umbro Games in Manchester, England this year and also unearthing new chess talents to prepare for the upcoming National Sports Festival in July, 2011.
In the individual senior’s categories, Phillip Ameku and Nortey Isaac from Ghana, and Umoh Michael Nigeria all took first position with a total of 5 points and were awarded Gold Medals, 1st prize certificates and a Chess Board each.
Hushie Colley, Abraham Arnold, Alhassan Razak, Edem Semordzi Nobagie Asaolu, Kenechi Oyukwu, all came in second with a total of 4 points and they took away Silver Medals, 2nd Prize Certificates and a Chess Board each.
Third place positions went to individuals Asamoah Obed, Makinde Demola, Yankey Fobah,Osei Poku Omane, Paul,Senjagah Baiden Kwesi, Saliu Oluwadamlola, Loladi Martins with a total of 3 points each and for their prize they took away Bronze Medals, 3nd Prize Certificates and a Chess Board each.
The event which attracted a total number of one hundred (100) participants, i.e., twenty (20) Juniors players, Sixty (60) senior players and twenty (20) officials from Nigeria and Ghana also saw Ifeoluwa Teriba from Nigeria, placed first in the juniors division and took away a Gold Medal and a prize certificate.
Ghana’s representative Jude Ahiable won silver for placing second,whiles Stephen Daniel and Albert Adjetey from Ghana and Adegbayi Adeleke from Nigeria, they all took away a bronze medal each and a 3rd prize certificate.