Brothers honoured for excellence in chess – Phoenix Sun – Phoenix Sun

A gala dinner was recently hosted by the Department of Sport and Recreation KZN and the KZN Sport Confederation to acknowledge the achievements of two young chess stars, 12-year-old Virginia Preparatory pupil, Arav JugreeArav Jugree, and his brother, nine-year-old La Lucia Junior Primary pupil, Abhay. The young La Lucia residents both received their KZN colours and South African colours for chess. Arav is the current under 13 KZN Chess champion

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10 things to do at Expo 2020 Dubai this week: world chess tournament and film screenings – The National

With 192 pavilions, myriad exhibitions, hundreds of restaurants and non-stop activities, there are experiences for every taste at Expo 2020 Dubai. Each week, we give you a round-up of some of the coolest happenings not to miss at the world's fair. Celebrating their country days this week are Belarus on Monday, Italy on Wednesday, and the Ivory Coast on Friday

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Diri Awards N4m Scholarship To Chess Player :::The Tide News Online::: – The Tide

Minister of Sports and Youth Development, Mr Sunday Dare, is expected to declare open the 2021 edition of annual Week of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), Oyo State Chapter in Ibadan.The 2021 SWAN will hold between December 13-17, 2021 and will feature various programmes including a lecture titled, Taking Nigeria Sports to the Next Level Through School Sports Reform to be delivered by the President, School Sports Federation, Mrs Olabisi Joseph, as well as table tennis tournament, five -a- side football competition and a dinner/award nite.A press statement, issued by Oyo SWAN Chairman, Niyi Alebiosu, and the Associations Secretary, Adewale Tijani, revealed that the 2021 Oyo SWAN Week would be declared open by Mr Sunday Dare on Monday, December 13 at the NUJ Press Centre, Iyaganku, Ibadan.The press release also hinted that the minister would be conferred with an award of honour at the event in appreciation of his valuable contributions to the development of sports in Nigeria.According to Mr Niyi Alebiosu, Mr Dare will be the first sports minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to receive such honour from Oyo SWAN.Aside the minister, other dignitaries lined up to be honoured are the Chairman, Oyo State Road Maintenance Agency (OYSTROMA) Mogaji Akin Fagbemi, the Chairman Shooting Stars Sports Club, Alhaji Rasheed Balogun, the Chairman Nigeria Judo Federation, Dr Musa Oshodi, the Chairman Ibadan Football Association, Barrister Rotimi Alli, as well as the Chairman Oyo State Table Tennis Association, Mr Soji Tayo.Others shortlisted for Oyo SWAN awards are the General Manager, Oyo State Sports Council, Mr Gboyega Makinde, the Chairman Ogbomoso United FC, Mr Akinwole Akinwale, the Shafaudeen in Islam, Worldwide Founder, who is also the owner of Shafaudeen Patriots FC, Professor Sabitu Olagoke Ariyo and the Chief Executive Officer of Absolute Success Travels, Evangelist Ajibola Ogunkeyede.Mr Alebiosu further disclosed that an Agropreneur, Chief Eyiolawi of Titan Farms would be made the Patron of the Association of Sports Writers in the state at the grand finale of Oyo SWAN Week on December 17, 2021.

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Top GMs to fight for Candidates spots at Grand Swiss in Riga – Chessbase News

After a Grand Swiss tournament was organized for the first time in 2019, the International Chess Federation decided to once again include the relatively large 11-round Swiss event in the current World Championship cycle. Moreover, in their attempt to create a womens cycle similar to the open cycle, they announced a parallel Womens Grand Swiss would be played in the same venue. At first, the tournaments were supposed to take place on the Isle of Man, but due tostrict Covid-19 restrictions on the island, FIDE decided in August that theevents would berelocated to Riga.

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