Bhubaneswar, Sep 5: The first SOA Cup All Odisha School Chess Championship 2023 will be organized by All Odisha Chess Association (AOCA) in collaboration with Siksha 'O' Anusandhan (SOA) University from September 8 to 9 at SOA University Campus, here.
The event has huge prize money of Rs one lakh and attractive trophies for the top 25 players. The facility of free food and accommodation for the players have been arranged by SOA University, informed AOCA Secretary Debabrata Bhatta through a release.
The AOCA aims to encourage young chess talents at school level through this event. Only school students of Odisha up to Class X are eligible to take part in the championship irrespective of any age group, the release stated.
As per rule, total nine rounds will be played in the championship with time control of 30 minutes to each side. The deadline for the registration is September 7. Interested players may contact Jyoti Sankar Nanda (Ph: 9439490922) for registration and enquire details about the championship, the released added.