The Championship is the first major tournament in preparing the team to represent the country at the national Sports Festival, the ECOWAS Games, and the All African Games.
In a press release signed by the secretary general of the association, Christine Ashely, indicated that the tournament will also serve as the basis for the new National Rating Programme. The Programme seeks to rank all chess players both at the professional level and the amateur division.
The release entreated all chess players across the country to participate in the National Championship. Registration for the tournament closes at 9:30am on the day of the tournament.