Port Harcourt Monthly Rapid Chess Tournament February 2021 Edition. (FIDE RATED)
FM Abimbola Osunfuyi shines again and defends his crown Successfully. The tournament started at 11 am prompt with 17 players registered. One International Master, two Fide Masters, and one Woman Fide Master. FM Bomo Kigigha (2315) was the highest-rated player in the tournament and one of the favorites to win the tournament.
15 players registered for the event had their FIDE I’Ds and two players without FIDE I’Ds. 7 players had Fide Ratings.
At the end of the tournament, FM Abimbola Osunfuyi (2291) aka young GM retains his Crown with 6½/7 points without losing a game.
FM Bomo Kigigha placed 2nd with 5½/7points, Emmanuel Nwala 3rd after Scoring 4½/7points, 4th to 5th was a 5-way tie with 4/7points Koko Obubele, Oluwadare Samuel, Enarevba Dolor Roy, Onyemaechi Chiedozie, and Yakie Donald.
WFM Perpetual Ogbiyoyo Won the Best Female Prize.
We want to thank IA Obinna Ogbonnaya for his top arbitrating skills. Special thanks go to the Director of Sports, Sports Institute Professor Ken Anugweje and his team for assisting the tournament with their Chess Equipment.
I want to use this opportunity to appreciate our Sponsors who made this tournament happen.
Names of Donors
- Mr Innocent Ekpu
- Obiga David (De-Rock)
- Adebajo Olufemi Adedeji
- Grandmaster Ejeka O. Ejeka
- Dr Jimson Olufuye
- Emmanuel Brown
- Uncle Joe Tecee Elaiho
- Vice Admiral Ayinla J. RTD
- DanhyPro Services
- Sir Dr Ipalibo George
- Tawari Patrick
- Pastor GM Frank Egede
- Engr. Johnnie Okoroma
- Adeboyega Joey Adebayo
- Prince Ikenna Ilouno
- Sunny Eyenghe CEO JJV
- Engr Miodini O
Special thanks to the President of Nigerian Chess Federation Mr Lekan Adeyemi and his team.
Special Appreciation goes to the Management and staffs of Silverblaze Hotels and Garden, ILOM Street, Woji, Port Harcourt.
See you all at March 2021 Edition??
Report by: Sunny Eyenghe