African Chess Lounge has opened the qualifier to their TV show and anyone in Africa can register to take part on www.africanchesslounge.com under registration.
Registration will give the participant four chances to play in a 9 round swiss game online.
The first two qualifiers will be our contestants on the live show, playing 2 Armageddon games live.
This is an exciting venture for us and we have quite a few legs that the competition links too.
The first leg and the biggest prize:
Weekly, we will draw a winner which will eventually make up the Final Armageddon Eight who will fight for the ultimate prize…an international tournament, all expenses paid including accommodation!
The two qualifiers will stand a chance through their efforts to win other prizes from the show sponsors. So no one walks away empty handed!
The second leg of the drive:
Online qualifiers have the fun of fighting for the following prizes too.
1st Prize R500
2nd Prize R400
3rd Prize R300
4th Prize R200
5th Prize R100
Aims of the TV Show
African Chess Lounge, as its main objective and steering, would like to create awareness and spin-off interests in the Game of Chess. Viewers will be entertained through speed chess, a fast paced production with intense fighting in the qualification rounds. Time is always a factor in chess… so expect a lot of upsets an ‘edge of your seat” moments.
The overall objective of the TV is to elevate the game of chess to the greater South African youth by using this medium to teach young children how to play the game of chess. Chess as a sport has been historically linked to the great minds in Mathematics, Analytics, Strategic thinking and much more. The inclusion of a mental sport to enhance the mathematical and numerical competencies of young minds with the technological advancements of media and communication is a natural progression for the sport. We will use the digital and communication platforms to increase awareness, reach and educate the population of South Africans who are looking toward international organisations for their guidance… we aim to bring them home and create a message of trust in abilities of fellow South Africans an in so doing, create South African Hero’s.
Donation to Youth Chess
On a developmental perspective African Chess Lounge will be injecting 20% of all registration fees towards development in Youth Chess via the various Unions under the Chessa blanket. When participants register they have a choice of Union that will benefit from this donation and support.
If this does not make you want to swap your Pawns for Kings, go to www.africanchesslounge.com and check it out!
Ethnology Marketing and Communications
PR and Marketing