Eighty Five children with parents, guardians and teachers, gathered at Orchid Hotel, Lekki, on Saturday, May 7, 2022 as Orchid-Lekki Chess Club (OLCC) in partnership with Café One of Sterling Bank Plc, hosted the first of a series of children’s chess tournaments. The children competed in the Under-13 and Under-9 categories of the tournament. While it was a fiercely contested chess tournament, it was a fun filled day for the participating children.
Café One, Magik, Tolaram (makers of Indomie, Power Oil, Dano Milk, etc) and Mecho Autos all sponsored the event.
After the 6 rounds rapids competition, winners emerged in each category. Li Mo, a student of Lycee Francais Louis Pasteur de Lagos (LFLP), won the Under-13 category scoring six out of six points. Nwankwo Victor chibuikem came second while Henry Evbuomwam took the third position.
In the Under-9 Category, Nwankwo Michelle Chiamaka of Marvelvine Montessori school Ikorodu came first with 6 points out of 6. She was closely followed by Nsikan Ifon who came second via tie break and Olajide Abdulmalik who took the 3rd position after tie break.
Winners were awarded with trophies, medals, gift vouchers. All participants received gift bags and offer of one month health insurance by Café One and free FIDE ids from OLCC.