The Second Edition of the PwC Chess4Change Grand Slam Tournament will hold from Tuesday, April 19th to Thursday, April 21st at the Molade Okoya-Thomas Indoor Sports Hall of the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere. Lagos.
The Grand Slam Tournament, which is the climax of the PwC Chess4Change programme, will bring together chess prodigies in Public Secondary Schools across Lagos State over the course of three days to determine the champion.
The tournament is an integral part of the PwC Chess4Change programme – an initiative aimed at improving critical thinking among youths through the game of Chess.
Aside from determining the top chess prodigies in secondary schools in Lagos State; the Grand Slam is also an avenue to expose the students to competitive chess competitions from an early age while also boosting the popularity of chess at the grassroots level.
Dignitaries from the sponsors – PwC, as well as from the Lagos State Ministry of Education, Lagos State Sports Commission and Lagos State Chess Association are expected to attend the 3-day event. The Chess4Change programme which commenced in 2014 started with six schools and has increased to 13 schools across the educational districts in Lagos State.