Nigeria Chess Federation (NCF) Launches New Website


In order to promote visibility and awareness, the Nigeria Chess Federation (NCF) has created a new website: From reviews and assessment of the website, it has been designed to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved and easy navigation throughout the site.

Although still undergoing changes, the new website will provide information for players ratings, list of registered chess clubs and the registration information, chess news, local tournament ratings and most of all, the Nigeria Chess Federation Program Of Activities For 2020.

Out of curiosity, I took the time to go through the list of programs and activities lined up for the year 2020, there i found interesting activities which I will share below and give you detailed updates as the events take place in nearer future.

Event and Month

Event Happening in February

1. Intensive training session for U16 boys and girls 

Events Happening in March

1. National Rapid & Blitz Chess Championship

2. FIDE Arbiters Course

3. Nigeria Chess Federation National Chess Championships

4. Zone 4.2. Zonal Chess Championships

5. National Sports Festival

Events Happening in April

1. National University Team Chess Championship

2. Charles Ajiboye Chess Tournament for Lawyers

3. National Junior Chess Championship (malogy)

4. Intensive Training Session for U16 boys and girls

Events Happening in May

1. South West Zonal Chess Championships

2. African Individual Championship (AIC)

Events Happening in June

1. Belaya Ladya School Team Chess Championship

2. Clemen Okoro Memorial Rapid Chess Tournament

3. South South Zonal Chess Championships

4. Africa Junior Chess Championships

Events Happening in July

1. South East Zonal Rapid Chess Championship

2. Pro Chess

3. National Youth Chess Championship

Events Happening in August

1. World Chess Olympiad

2. Ustron Chess Festival ‘Chess connects generations’

3. National Schools Chess Championships

4. Tunde Omotosho Memorial Rapid Chess Championship

Events Happening in September

1. African Clubs Chess Championships

2. National Youth Games

3. World University Chess Championship

4. National Women Championship

Events Happening in October

1. Victoria Ossai Memorial Rapid Chess Championship

2. Northern States Zonal Chess Championship

Events Happening in November

1. Nigeria University Games (NUGA)

2. African Senior Individual Chess Championship

Events Happening in December

1. Periodic training for U16

2. Nigeria Chess Federation National Chess Awards

3. African Schools Individual Chess Championships

4. Oba of Benin Chess Cup

With all the activities listed above, it sure seems like a very interesting year, so,do your home works, clear your tables and be ready.

This new project by the Nigeria Chess Federation is very critical to the development and promotional purpose of chess in Nigeria of which we hope would achieve that aim and also serve as the key source and strength of Nigeria’s chess game.



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