In a thrilling showcase of youthful chess brilliance, over 120 juniors aged 5 to 15 gathered at Lagos Theatre Igando on December 16, for the 2023 Midechess Vacation Tourney, Completesports.com reports.
Organised by rising Chess coach, Mr. Olumide Akindayini, famed for nurturing and leading Platform Schools Lagos to the 2023 World Chess Championships for schools in Aktau, Republic of Kazakhstan, the Midechess Vacation Tourney 2023 not only crowned winners but also equipped all participants with certificates of participation and valuable chess skills.(L to R): Midechess Vacation Tourney 2023 U-15 Champion, Emillola Adekunle; tournament organiser/FIDE-licenced coach, Mr Olumide Akindayini; U-10 champion, Floresaint Patrick and Mr Patrick.
The purpose of fostering a love for chess among juniors, particularly in Alimosho – the biggest local government council in Lagos State but hitherto lacking a chess tourney for juniors, took centre stage. Mr. Oyeleye Olawale, the chief arbiter,