The 2019 National Friends of Chess will take place over 9 rounds at the Chevron recreation center Gbagada Lagos from 27th of September to 1st of October in two categories namely "Over 2000 ELO" and "Under 2000 ELO". All participants must either have an ELO rating or a FIDE Identification Number, if you have neither and you want to play in the event please call Mr Obinna on 08033651007. Time control for each game will be 1 hour 30 minutes each plus 30 seconds per move from the 1st move.
All players are eligible to a maximum of 2 byes, no byes are given in the last round except requested latest by the start of round 2 stating the reason why a bye is needed in the last round.
Pairings for round 1 will be up on the CPAN page on Facebook and the NFOC website latest by 9 PM on the 28th of September.
There might be a side event, most likely blitz or a team event from 2 PM to 5.45 PM ,
6000 Naira for Over 2000
5000 Naira for Under 2000
5000 and 4000 Naira respectively for CPAN members up to date financially
There is a further discount of 500 Naira on all registration fees if the registration is done by the 20th of September. For players under
2000 or unrated willing to play in the over 2000 there will be an extra 1000 Naira in registration. Registration officially closes on Wednesday, 25th of September and any registration after this date will attract an extra 1000 Naira in registration fee and no guarantee of playing in the 1st round.
Players with an ELO in excess of 2200 have free entry but will have their registration fees removed from their winnings, if any.
Registration for the 2019 National Friends of Chess should be paid into the account below
DASHMANN VENTURES --- Guaranty Trust Bank --- 0014497811
Please after payment
a text message (NO CALLS) should be sent to 08023443075 stating your name and and the
category to be played in.
Players are advised to please come with their chess sets and chess clocks. All and any other information about the tournament will be up at the venue.
Important Notice All participants must either have an ELO rating or a FIDE Identification Number, if you have neither and you want to play in the event please call Mr Obinna on 08033651007
Untitled DocumentAll prizes (except the winning bonuses from rounds 2-8 which will be paid in cash on the last day) will be paid by electronic transfer of funds latest by close of business on Thursday 3rd of October
Best under 2100 25,000 Naira
Best under 1750 15,000 Naira
Best Unrated 10,000 Naira
9 Round Classical
Round 1 08.30 am - 12.30 pm 27th September
Round 2 01.30 pm - 05.30 pm 27th September
Round 3 09.30 am - 01.30 pm 28th September
Round 4 02.30 pm - 06.30 pm 28th September
Round 5 09.30 am - 01.30 pm 29th September
Round 6 02.30 pm - 06.30 pm 29th September
Round 7 09.30 am - 01.30 pm 30th September
Round 8 02.30 pm - 06.30 pm 30th September
Round 9 09.30 am - 01.30 pm 01st October