NCF Monthly Chess Magazine

The NCF intends to start publishing of a monthly  chess magazine from next month. We would like people to submit recommended names that would befit the title of the magazine. Kindly send your suggestions/recommendations by email to info@ncf.com.ng and office@ncf.com.ng, or via twitter – @chess_nigeria – within 3 days from today, 30 October 2013. The

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Update on forthcoming events

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This is to serve as an initial notice for the following forthcoming events:   1. FIDE Arbiters Seminar: There will be a FIDE Arbiters Seminar coming up from 1st – 3rd December 2013 in Lagos. The Seminar will be facilitated by a certified FIDE Instructor and will provide a platform for interested participants to obtain

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Resumption of normal service

Hello Chess Players

 

We would like to sincerely apologise for the long break in our website service; due to administrative challenges we have not been able to update our website for some time. The issues have been resolved and normal service should resume ASAP.

Please make sure you always check our site for the latest news and updates regarding Chess in Nigeria and from all over the world.

 

Thank you

Webmaster, NCF

GM Abhijeet Gupta wins Commonwealth Championships as South Africa celebrates Nelson Mandela Day

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    As the Commonwealth championship ended in victory for GM Abhijeet Gupta, the closing day of the event was attended by some high-powered VIP guests including South African president Jacob Zuma and former world champion Garry Kasparov. Zuma revealed that as a political prisoner he had played chess with soap pieces and driftwood. Today they

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RE: 2012 FIDE Trainer’s Seminar in Abuja

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The following participants at last year’s FIDE Trainer’s Seminar in Abuja organized by the FIDE Trainer’s Commission (TRG) in conjunction with the NCF are to contact the NCF immediately to obtain their certificates   Adu Oladapo Asanga Nsisong Omoye Davies Edward Dappa Racheal Emuakpeje Ochuko Ntephe Charles Ojeleye Christopher Omorere Benjamin Onoja Andrew Sunday Iriafen

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Registration of National & FIDE Rated Tournaments

IMPORTANT NOTICE   All tournament organizers in the country who wish to have their events rated, either by the NCF or FIDE should please note that in order for a tournament to be rated, the Organizer(s) should make sure the event is duly registered with the NCF.   For more information and any inquiries, please

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Upcoming Events

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Chess Players, there will be a lot of events coming up towards the end of the year so make sure you start training hard!   The National U-17 Sports Festival in Abuja: 19 to 29 September NUGA Games in OAU, Ile Ife: 2 – 13 October NBL National Championships: TBA Other Miscellaneous Monthly Tournaments…  

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NCF Player Registration for all Chess Players

As part of the new initiative to standardize the organization and administration of chess in Nigeria, the NCF has designed a preliminary registration form for all Nigerian chess players – home and abroad – in order to create a working database and register of all Nigerian chess players.   Please visit the downloads page to

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Bayelsa State Quarterly Chess Open

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The Bayelsa State Chess Association Quarterly Rating Open Chess Competition is currently taking place at the Board Games Hall, Bayelsa State Sports Council, Yenagoa.   This event is an initiative of the Bayelsa State Chess Association to provide a Quarterly Chess Event that will be rated, allowing rated players to improve their national ratings and

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Chessboxing documentary – The King’s Discipline

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David Bitton is a Canadian independent filmmaker who for the past three years has been working on the first feature length documentary about chessboxing, telling the story of three visionaries who are struggling to transform the sport from underground cult curiosity into a respected and recognized mainstream phenomenon. Bitton is is currently crowd-funding the project

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