Jonah Audu and Michelle Chiamaka Nwankwo, at the weekend, emerged champions of the inaugural Eduline Chess Academy Primary and Secondary School Championships held at Fun Plex Resort, CMD Road, Magodo, Lagos.

The competition, which featured over 75 students, was supported by Cornerstone Believers Church.

Organiser of the event, Gabriel Airewele, said the Eduline Chess Academy tournament is aimed at grooming and exposing children to the game at the grassroots level, adding that it would be every month to sustain students’ interest in it.

Airewele said: “The Eduline chess competition brought students from all over Lagos State to participate in the games.

“Prizes were won under different categories, but the main champions, Michelle Chiamaka Nwankwo, who excelled in the Primary School category and Jonah Audu, who won the secondary school category, gave a good account of themselves to emerge tops among other students at the event.

“The competition is for students not older than 18 years.”

The parent body, Eduline Learning Co., according to the organiser, is promoted by Airewele, a partner, Rocklegal Law Firm and Pastor Emmanuel Okonkwo, the senior pastor at Cornerstone Believers Church.

Airewele affirmed his commitment to youth development through chess, adding that to encourage the students, cash prizes, books and other gift items were given to participants at the end of the event.

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