Chess Pro Tour releases 2018 calendar

Chess Pro Tour releases 2018 calendar

The Chess Pro Tour is pleased to release the 2018 calendar of events following the signing of the memorandum of understanding between Orchid Hotel and Event center and Fiji Ventures limited on behalf of the Chess Pro Tour. 24 events are scheduled to hold in 2018 with the Grand Slam been the tournament with the highest prize value which may be opened to players not necessarily resident in Nigeria.

In line with the tour vision, efforts are ongoing to establish the rules committee responsible to draft and outline the ethics and the code of conduct of all participants in the tour. More details shall be announced in due course

Orchid Hotels is now classified as one of the official hotels of the Chess Pro Tour and shall be host venue of some of the event. Interested participants are encouraged to be abreast with the rules and ethics of the Pro Tour, and the Calendar.

We wish participants the very best.

MONTH DATEEVENTPrize FundVenueStatusEntry fee N
MARCH30th-1st APRChess Q-School #1Orchid Hotels and Events CenterOn schedule3,000.00
APRIL6th - 8thChess Q-School #2Orchid Hotels and Events CenterOn schedule3,000.00
APRIL13th - 15thChess Q-School #3Orchid Hotels and Events CenterOn schedule3,000.00
APRIL20th - 22ndChess Q-School #4Orchid Hotels and Events CenterOn schedule3,000.00
APRIL27th - 29thChess Q -School #5Orchid Hotels and Events CenterOn schedule3,000.00
MAY 4th - 6thPlayers' Championship Event #1N100,000.00Orchid Hotels and Events CenterOn schedule4,000.00
JUNE8th - 10th Players' Championship Event #2 N100,000.00Orchid Hotels and Events CenterOn schedule4,000.00
JULY 18thMasters' Event #1N100,000.00Orchid Hotels and Events CenterOn schedule5,000.00
JULY27th - 29thPlayers' Championship Event #3N100,000.00Orchid Hotels and Events CenterOn schedule4,000.00
AUGUST10th-12thPlayers' Championship Event #4N100,000.00Orchid Hotels and Events CenterOn schedule4,000.00
AUGUST15thMasters' Event #2N100,000.00Orchid Hotels and Events CenterOn schedule5,000.00
SEPTEMBER7th - 9thPlayers' Championship Events #5N100,000.00Orchid Hotels and Events CenterOn schedule4,000.00
SEPTEMBER19thMasters' Event #3N100,000.00Orchid Hotels and Events CenterOn schedule5,000.00
OCTOBER1stMasters' Event #4N100,000.00Orchid Hotels and Events CenterOn schedule5,000.00
OCTOBER26th - 28thPlayers' Championship Event #6N100,000.00Orchid Hotels and Events CenterOn schedule4,000.00
NOVEMBER2nd - 4th Grand SlamN1,000,000.00Orchid Hotels and Events CenterOn schedule5,000.00
NOVEMBER23th - 25thPlayers' championship Event #7N100,000.00Orchid Hotels and Events CenterOn schedule4,000.00
DECEMBER5thMasters' Event #5N100,000.00Orchid Hotels and Events CenterOn schedule5,000.00
DECEMBER14th -16thPlayers' Championship Event #8N100,000.00Orchid Hotels and Events CenterOn schedule4,000.00