Raia Rooks Chess Club Presents the 2019 Olojo Festival Rapid Chess Tournament!


Apart from being an ancient Yoruba city in south-western Nigeria, Ile- Ife holds so many histories and origin of the Yoruba culture with interesting festivals. One of which is the upcoming Olojo festival. This year the festival comes with even more engaging activities as the Raia Rooks Chess Club presents this 2019 the Olojo Festival Rapid Chess Tournament!

It would interest you to know that this Chess tournament is for all ages and talent level with cash prizes and awards to be won. If you are an aspiring chess player, a pro or just getting familiar with the game, then this is your chance to perform in a real chess tournament.

The tournament holds on Friday the 27th and Saturday the 28th of September 2019 at Xela Hotel, Adedoyin Universal Poly way, off Mayfair Junction, Ile –Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. Time is noon prompt and guess what? FREE ENTRY FOR ALL and an AFTER PARTY!

Please note that all participants must be at the venue an hour before the tournament starts. 

For more information on this, please view the flyer below or contact 08135632056 / 08135961148


  1. Adesewa; we are proud of you! You are the light and eyes of Chess in Africa. You are cordially invited to the Raia Rooks Chess Club (RRCC), Olojo Festival Rapid Tournament 2019. It will be our pleasure having you around to grace and anchor the occasion with your knowledge and chess prowess. Many thanks!

    Keep up the good work!
    CEO, RRCC,
    Hon. Adebisi Peter Awope.

  2. […] Last year’s event (Olojo Festival Rapid Chess Tournament 2019) was better but this year was even more interesting. A total of 28 players all around Nigeria participated in the Olojo Festival Rapid Chess Tournament 2020, presented by RRCC. The tournament consisted of six (6) rounds, swiss pairings, and time control of 15 minutes with an additional 10 seconds per move. […]


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