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Friends of Chess competitions started in Nigeria in 1994 with at least one event yearly till 2005. It metamorphosed  into a rapid format which was held monthly and then once every two months.  In 2012, an opportunity arose to have a National Friends of Chess with Nnamdi Nnwoye  being the prime mover of the event by contributing five hundred thousand naira ,a generous gesture he repeated in 2013 .

Friends of Chess competitions are sponsored by chess players both active and retired. Friends of Chess events were
started to enable Nigerian Chess players have the opportunity of playing and developing their chess playing skills. The 2018 reports will be posted shortly after this year event.

This year National Friends of Chess will come up at the Chevron recreation center in Gbagada Lagos from the 27th September to 1st of October 2019.

The Rated(Above 2000) section is for players with a FIDE rating of 2000 and above and any other player who so decides to play in this section, this section will be rated by FIDE. The Rated(Below 2000) section is for players who have a FIDE rating less than 2000 or are Unrated.

Time control for both the Rated and Unrated sections will be 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move from move 1 . All players are to come with their chess sets and chess clocks , all adults are requested to come formally dressed and are to come with passport photographs for identity cards.

Registration details, Tournament prizes, CPAN Financial membership and all other relevant information are on the Calendar Tab



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