Excitement as ECA Holds 3rd Chess Competition For Kids

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Abdulramon Tijani from Lizzy Soat School, has become the overall Winner of the Ezekiel Chess Academy (ECA) Competition, that was recently held in Ikorodu Lagos for some selected Schools .

BusinessNG gathered that this year’s chess event which was the third in its series had 28 kids from various schools who participated at the Ezekiel Chess Academy noble prize Competition

The competition eventually produced many winners at the end of the second round, but eventually crowned Abdul Ramon Tijani the overall Winner after the end of the final round.

It would be noted that aside from the game developing cognitive skills among these children, it was observed that the game also developed the social skills of the kids, making the competition a fun packed event .

Speaking with the last year overall winners of the competition, Dubem Ojobo, who recently graduated into Secondary School ..He mentioned that there are some benefits for kids playing Chess

In his words :” he said , personally, why I like playing Chess is because while at school, it has a clear positive impact on my studies, because it improved my memory and concentration come to play while studying other subjects.

Meanwhile, the event, which was held at the Peak Setter International school, apart from various School teachers who were at the event, also witnessed different Chess professionals, who came to grace the occasion.

Speaking on the purpose of the competition, Mr Ezekiel Monehin, the Organiser of the event, mentioned that the motive behind the competition is to boost the confidence of the children, and also to give them good reasoning .
He however, narrated how he became a chess player, which he said, was through persuasion from one of his close friends, who dragged him to play the game.

Speaking further , Monehin also stressed that playing Chess has a lot of positive implications in the life of the kids. He therefore encouraged many other schools in Lagos to incorporate activities into their sport curriculum.

Mr Ezekiel however, congratulated all the pupils who participated at the competition, calling them all champion for even participating ..