No fewer than 80 players have registered to participate in the second edition of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq Open Chess Competition, tagged ‘Governor’s Challenge Season 2’.
The competition, billed to hold between 5th and 7th of February, 2021, at Offa Grammar School, Offa, is being organised by the Kwara State Chess Association, in collaboration with the Kwara state Sports Council.
The tournament, according to the Chairman of the State Chess Association, Alhaji Rasheed Aiyelabegan, is expected to feature over 150 athletes across the 36 states of the federation.
Aiyelabegan, who assured that fantastic prizes are available for the winners, also added that the chess tourney is targeted at fishing out young talents at the grassroots.
Dignitaries expected to grace the epic tournament are the Governor of Kwara state, Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq, who will be the Special Guest of Honour.
Others include His Royal Highness, Oba Mufutau Gbadamosi Esuwoye ll, the Olofa of Offa, who is expected to be the Chief Host, while the Director of Sports Council; Mallam Ibrahim Alarape Atanda will be the Host.