Uganda Chess Federation receives 200 chess sets PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Monday, 12 April 2010 00:00

The Uganda Chess Federation recently received 200 chess sets that came as a donation from FIDE, the world's chess governing body.
The donation of chess sets to Uganda was part of a programme for promotion of chess amongst the children of Africa.

The Uganda Chess Federation is highly grateful to FIDE for this noble and benevolent gesture and pledges its commitment to ensuring that the boards will be put to good use in fulfillment of FIDE's objective. Our plan is to use the boards in promotion of chess in schools all over the country.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 August 2010 01:04
Katolege becomes UCF top executive

By William Muwonge , The New Vision

GERALD Katolege is the new chairman of Uganda Chess Federation (UCF).

Katolege, also the chairman of former champions Kireka chess club, beat Enoch Barumba by seven votes at the federation’s elections in Kampala at the weekend.

The new chief of chess’ governing body, earned 25 votes against 18 for Barumba who served a two-year term.

Katolege, beginning a fresh two-year era, is deputised by Chris Bakiza. The new publicity secretary is Vianney Luggya, who served in the same capacity over three years ago.

Godfrey Gali bounced back as secretary while John Kikonyogo returned as treasurer.

Joe Kaamu kept his role as national coach at the polls that drew 17 clubs.

Luggya said the new chairman will formally begin work after a hand-over ceremony in Kampala soon.
The executives’ immediate task is to prepare a team for the chess Olympiad due in Italy next year.

Already, 12 top guns have advanced to the third and final phase of the UCF qualifiers set for January.

The top six will make the team for the Olympiad in May.
The full line-up: G. Katolege (chairman), C. Bakiza (v. chairman), G. Gali (sect), J. Kikonyogo (treasurer), V. Luggya (publicity sect), J. Kaamu (national coach), T. Magezi (tourney director), C. Kalule and J. Oyese (youth representatives).

Kawuma strikes like lightening in Ugandan Rapid Championship!! PDF 
William Muwonge, "Kawuma is Rapid Champ," New Vision, 20 May 2002,  (Kampala, Uganda). STEPHEN Kawuma again proved to be master of the short games by winning his second Rapid Chess Open this season. The former junior champion outwitted Steven Kisuze 1-0 in a blitz game decider after the first game ended 1-1 at Kyambogo. The finalists were in good from before Kawuma's tactics prevailed. Kawuma, 22, one the the rising stars of Ugandan chess, went a step better having won the New Year Rapid Open in January. The Makerere University civil engineering student, earned sh50,000 for his win while Kisuze got sh30,000. Kawuma beat veteran Joachim Okoth while Kisuze defeated Grace Nsubuga in the semi finals. National coach Neils Lauritsen from Denmark sponsored the competition that attracted local chess' top 24 players.
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