IBADAN: BLAZING KINGS GAMES CLUB POWERS CHESS EVENT AT THE CHOC PARTY 2020

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On Boxing Day, Blazing Kings Games Club Powers Chess Event at the Choc Party 2020 at Agodi Gardens, Ibadan, Oyo state.

The event is usually held on Boxing day- the 26th of December on annual basis. The goal of the event is basically for fun and socializing with loved ones, friends, and Acquaintances during the festive holidays. Different types of games including board games like chess, scrabble and a few field games like volleyball amongst others are usually exhibited for everyone to participate freely. Blazing Kings Games Club had the honor of organizing the chess event this year and the turnout was quite encouraging.

The Club hosted three (3) categories of participants in the events. They are: Unrated, Female and U-17 categories.
A knockout playing format was adopted by the organizers to encourage time management and involvement of the players in other activities for the day.

8 players participated in the female category event. Among them are: Chukura Ada (the Female winner of the recently concluded OLOJO festival held at Ile-Ife, Osun State), Adeyemi Ayomiposi, Adeyemi Ayomikun and Adeyemi Ayoyemi, Taofeek Rokeebat-a fast learning U-12 player in Oyo state and few new entries not mentioned.

This category saw Chukura Ada and Adeyemi Ayomiposi in the finals of the female category with Adeyemi Ayomiposi emerging winner after winning Chukura Ada effortlessly in a best of 2 games with a time control of 5+0 (Blitz).

Adeyemi Ayomiposi and Chukura Ada in the finals of the female category
Adeyemi Ayomiposi presented her prize by Coach Olabode Sofoluwe
Picture from the U-17 category
Picture from The Unrated category

The U-17 category consisted of Oyo state Silver medalist at the 2019 National Sport Festival Unilorin ( Alamu Kolade, Soliu Hassan, Adeleke Ridwan, Muftau Waris) including a few enthusiastic young players within the state.
It was a knockout format with a Time control 5+0 (Best of 2 games) which saw Soliu Hassan and Muftau Waris in the final with Soliu Hassan emerging victorious by 1.5 to 0.5 margin after playoffs.

Soliu Hassan of the U-17 category Winner presented with his prize by Coach Olabode Sofoluwe of Blazing Kings Games Club and Mr Nathaniel Owolabi from the UCH Chess Club Ibadan.
Oziegbe Promise, A member of The Chess League Ibadan from the University of Ibadan chess club, emerged winner of the Unrated category.

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