Other Sports of Friday, 9 May 2014

Source: Graphic.com.gh

Afriyie crowned Greater Accra draughts champion

A Tema-based draughts ace, George Afriyie, popularly known as Kikiway, emerged champion in the grand finale of the Greater Accra Regional Open Draughts Championship by defeating his opponent, Theophilus Ayi Quaye, from Dansoman 2-1.
The new champion took home a cash prize of GH¢2,000, while Ayi Quaye took away GH¢1000 for his efforts.
The competition, sponsored by Stately Corban Limited, Parkland Enterprise and Greater Accra Regional Sports Authority, saw Solomon Aryee emerging third after defeating Ishmael Tetteh 3-2.
For his efforts, Aryee was rewarded with GH¢500 cash, while his opponent took away GH¢100.
On his way to the final, Afriyie beat five competitors in five rounds in the three-day competition which involved 26 draughts players from the Greater Accra Region.
It presented an opportunity for the interim president of the Greater Accra Draughts Association, Park Kojo Okyere, and his interim executive members, to select a formidable regional draughts nucleus team for them to compete for national and international honours.
In his remarks, the Greater Accra Sports Director, Kwame Amponfi Junior, lauded Mr Okyere and his team for their initiative.
He charged them to encourage the formation of a national draughts association with the view to organizing regional competitions to keep players in good shape.