Written by Stephen Kisuze   
Friday, 13 August 2010 00:00
The Uganda Chess Federation is sending one of its officials to attend an Africa Chess Arbiters Training Seminar to be held at the Botswana National Productivity Centre in Gaborone - Botswana from 16th to 19th August 2010.
Vianney Luggya, the Federation's Publicity Secretary is scheduled to arrive Botswana on Sunday 15th August to attend the seminar at the end of which he will be required to sit an examination that determines whether one can be awarded the title of FIDE Arbiter or get an International Arbiter norm.
The training has been sponsored by FIDE, the world's Chess Governing body in conjunction with CACDEC.
Luggya was scheduled to have travelled with UCF Vice Chairman, Stephen Kisuze but the later has had to drop out due to inevitable circumstances.
The aim of the workshop is to empower Chess officials in Africa with the necessary knowledge and skills to be arbiters.
Meetings of FIDE President with the African Chess Federations PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by Administrator   

On the 6th of July the FIDE President, Head of Republic of Kalmykia Kirsan Ilyumzhinov arrived in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, to participate in Administrators seminar for the leaders of African Chess Federations.

He addressed the guests of the seminar, participated in the presentation that was prepared and submitted by FIDE Commercial Director

Mr. Geoffrey Borg, discussed with the leaders of African Chess Federations a number of the most urgent issues of chess development in the African continent.

Summing up the working visit of the FIDE President to Africa, we can describe it as very constructive and important for development of chess in this continent. After meeting with the Zambian Sports Minister it was decided that since new school year chess shall be introduced in Zambian schools as a facultative subject.

At the meeting with 18 leaders of the Chess Federations a great number of important issues were discussed and many important decisions were taken: preparation of trainers and arbiters, participation of the teams in the 2010 Khanty-Mansiysk Olympiad.

A sensational idea was expressed – for the first time in the history to organize in 2016 the first Chess Olympiad in Africa. Ilyumzhinov said: "to date we have 33 African countries as FIDE members. Our task is for the rest 20 to join FIDE in the nearest future".

Some Photos from the visit..

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FIDE President in the center and (from left to right) the Vice-Chairman of Ghana Chess Federation Edward Nii Lamptey THOMPSON, President of Turkish Chess Federation Ali Nihat YAZICI, FIDE Vice-President Lewis NCUBE, FIDE Commercial Director Geoffrey BORG FIDE President and the President of Gabon Chess Federation Bongo Akanga NDJILA BARTHELEMY
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FIDE President Kirsan ILYUMZHINOV and the President of Cameroonian Chess Federation Michel Nguele VIANG From left to right: General Secretary of Kenya Chess Federation Lawrence KAGAMBI, FIDE President and the Chairman of Kenya Chess Federation Andolo AMBASI
Uganda to host GM Nigel Short PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by Luggya Vianney   
Monday, 24 May 2010 00:00
The Uganda Chess Federation will this week host a top British Chess Grandmaster, GM Nigel Short who is set to arrive in the country on Wednesday 26th MAy 2010 and play exhibition games with local chess players on Thursday 27th May 2010 in Kampala before flying back on Friday 28th May 2010.
GM Nigel Short who challenged former World Champion Garry Kasparov for the World Title in 1993 is regarded as the strongest British player of the 20th Century and will become the first Grandmaster to visit Uganda and play chess with locals in the history of the game in this country.
The visit is a landmark event for local chess players who will have the opportunity to interact with a Grandmaster and play him. Short is a world acclaimed chess columnist, coach and commentator.He has an International FIDE rating of 2685 and is ranked number 38 in the world.
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