Sport
FIDE Vice President to grace chess qualifiers
Publish Date: Mar 15, 2014
FIDE Vice President to grace chess qualifiers
FIDE Vice President and Chairman of the World Chess in Schools Commission, Ali Nihat Yazici (second left) and Africa Chess Union President, Lakhdar Mazouz (second right) with Uganda Chess Federation President, Vianney Luggya (right), UCF Vice President, Robina Olga Namwanje (left) and Director Technical, Stephen Kisuze (centre) at Laico Lake Victoria Hotel in Entebbe on Friday 14 March 2014.
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Samuel Sanya

The second phase of Qualifiers for the World Chess Olympiad is on starting this weekend 15-16 at Pope Paul Memorial Hotel in Kampala.


The event features male players with international ratings and the top 20 unrated who qualified from the previous phase.

Eight rounds will be played in the male category which the following weekend 22-23 March 2014. The top 12 will be picked to proceed to the next and last phase due in May.

The ladies will over this weekend be battling in their final phase featuring the top 12 in a round robin to determine the top 5 to feature on the National team.

The event will be graced with the attendance of FIDE Vice President, Ali Nihat Yazici and Africa Chess Union President, Lakhdar Mazoouz.

“This visit means a lot to the development of chess in Uganda. We have already had one meeting with them and we have received a lot of ideas on how to improve chess in Uganda,” Vianney Luggya said about the visit of Yazici and Mazoouz.

The last time a high-ranking FIDE official visited Uganda was in 1990.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Namakula shines at military games
Flavia Namakula extended her brilliant form to the 8th World Military Golf Championship in Bahrain, helping the UPDF ladies team to a silver medal....
KPL: Sserunkuma wins Golden Boot
Uganda Cranes striker Dan Sserunkuma bagged his first Kenya Premier League Golden Boot at the FOYA awards held at Nairobi’s Safari Park Hotel on Wednesday night....
Uganda Premier league resumes
The spotlight shifts from the national team to local action today with the resumption of the Uganda Super League....
Don’t lose hope, says Mulindwa
Honorary FUFA president Lawrence Mulindwa has urged the Cranes not to lose heart after their failure to qualify for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations....
After Uganda
Uganda’s enduring love affair with the Africa Nations Cup yet again ended in pure agony on Wednesday evening. So the question is, what next?...
Cranes skipper Andy Mwesigwa ‘should retire’
Former Cranes star Tom Lwanga has advised Cranes skipper Andy Mwesigwa to retire from the national team after the captain was sent off when Uganda collapsed against Guinea....
Should workers be subjected to a 4% Health Insurance Tax??
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter