26th Quadrangular Games Begin at Ikoyi Club


The 26th edition of the Quadrangular Games began on Sunday at Ikoyi Club 1938, Lagos with a message from the organising committee to all participates to compete fairly.

The Quadrangular Games, a yearly event is rotated among four clubs, Ikoyi Club 1938, Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, The Apapa Club and Lagos Country Club Ikeja.

Speaking at the opening ceremony yesterday, a member of the organising committee, Yomi Ogundipe, said the purpose of the games is for members to see themselves one family.

He said: “For us in Ikoyi Club here it is not hosting to win. It is fellowship through sports.”
Ogundipe hinted that the 2017 edition of the Games would feature ten sporting events including, Snooker, Billiards and Pool, Table-tennis, Tennis, Badminton, Squash, Swimming, Soccer, Chess, Scrabble and Ayo.

The competition scheduled to end on December 2 will feature over 250 competitors with 50 athletes reprehending each of the four clubs.

The last edition of the Quadrangular Games was hosted by Lagos Country Club, Ikeja.
According to the organising committee there will be no cash prizes, but winners will be awarded with gold, silver and bronze medals while the overall winning team will go home with a giant trophy.

Meanwhile the Chairman of Ikoyi Club 1938, Babatunde Akinleye, has said that the Games would provide an opportunity to strengthen the bonds of friendship and harmony which have always defined the relationship between the four competing clubs.