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Invitational chess tournament to be held in Benin for IDSDP

Invitational chess tournament to be held in Benin for IDSDP

Three Nigerian organisations are coming together to host a chess tournament to celebrate IDSDP 2021.

Three Nigerian organisations – Heritage & Sports Colony Limited, Life and Chess Club, and CSED Initiative – will be working together to hold an invitational chess tournament, as part of the nationwide event marking the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) in Nigeria.

Thirty chess players, drawn from primary school, secondary school and university, will take part in this tournament. The winners will be presented with trophies and medals, and all participating students will receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the tournament. Five chess officials will supervise the players and the event.

The tournament organisers intend to use this event to promote the grassroots development of chess and, more importantly, to promote peace and unity in the local community.

The tournament aims to provide school-aged children and youth, especially girls, with more access to take part in sport events in the local community.

The collaborative effort also hopes to highlight the need to work together to bring about development and opportunities in the local community – especially in a post-COVID world.

The event will be held in compliance with all COVID-19 safety protocols.


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Monday, April 5, 2021 - 09:04

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