Queen’s College Lagos is currently hosting the 12th International Schools Chess League sponsored by the Nigeria Chess Federation.

The Chess League which commenced at the weekend has no fewer than 20 schools participating.

The NCF has made it clear that a series of competitions including the National Friends of Chess tourney hosted on September 29, International Schools Chess, MGi Chess, Scrabble and Draught tournaments billed for November 2 through 5 and the First Flaming Knights Chess Challenge (Fide Rated) to hold from November 9 through 12 were meant to prepare for the upcoming Nigeria Chess Open Championship, which date is yet to be announced.

Media Officer NCF, Babatunde Ogunsiku stated that the organization is planning to host the world’s favourite players to compete in the Nigeria Chess Open. He also said the International Schools Chess League, which is close to its 11th year is its own way of hunting for talents in schools.

At the last edition, Ogunsiku said, Kings College won the senior section, meanwhile, Queens College won the junior section. He mentioned Femi Balogun and Fide Master, Osunfuyi Abimbola as winners at the recently concluded Friends of Chess Championship, International Master-elect, where they distinguished themselves.

The Schools International Chess League will come to a close by November 11 at Grange School GRA Ikeja.

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