The John Fawole Chess Awards is a prestigious national chess award presented to Nigerian chess players both home and abroad. The key goal of the award is to celebrate excellence for chess players who have contributed immensely to the development of chess in Nigeria, either through an excellent representation of Nigeria in chess events or through a deliberate and charitable promotion of chess among the citizens of Nigeria.
It was the first of its’ kind
The John Fawole Chess Awards is also an avenue for creating chess awareness and popularity and also a driving force to increase the motivation of chess players.
The Award is first of its kind in Nigeria and West Africa; this is majorly because even though we’ve had great players and people who are working really hard to see that chess is at the fore front of sports in Nigeria, there has never been a reputable and consistent platform of appreciating and recognizing performances of chess players, chess Arbiters, Administrators, Organizers and Coaches.
The John Fawole Chess Awards is one of the best things to happen to Chess In Nigeria. Thanks to the organizers for a job well-done. I really had fun the last time i attended the event and looking forward to the next one—Adegbayi Oluwadara
The organizers of the Award really put up something great and it was worth it, at least for chess players, coaches, administrators and anyone in the chess industry. I love what John Fawole and his team are doing—Princess Melodia
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Fawole John Oyeyemi is the 2013 Nigeria Chess Champion, 2003 Nigeria Junior Chess Champion, a FIDE Master, FIDE Chess In Education Lecturer, FIDE Instructor, US National Master and US District Coach. He is the founder—BruvsChess Media and Sister Company—BruvsChess Educational Services. Fawole holds an Executive Masters in Business Administration from Quantic School of Business and Technology,