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.
Uganda Chess Federation receives 200 chess sets PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Written by Luggya Vianney   
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).

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