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
South Africa should not be ashamed - Mashaba
South Africa coach Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba has insisted his team have nothing to be ashamed of despite crashing out of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations at the first hurdle...
Luis Figo announces bid for FIFA presidency
Former Portugal and Real Madrid winger Luis Figo announced on Wednesday that he is to challenge incumbent Sepp Blatter in this year''s FIFA presidential election....
Transfers hit a record high of $4 billion - FIFA
The global football transfer market hit a record high in 2014, breaking the $4 billion (3.5 billion euros) barrier for the first time, a report published by FIFA on Wednesday revealed....
Qatar World Cup should be played in winter - FIFA boss
FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke has again indicated that the 2022 World Cup should be played in winter to avoid the blazing summer heat in Qatar....
UHA, NCS battle for control of Lugogo hockey pitch
Uganda Hockey Association (UHA) chairman Dunstan Nsubuga is bitter over National Council of Sports (NCS) ‘arrogance and misuse’ of the austral turf pitch at Lugogo....
Council of Europe calls for revote on
A report by the Council of Europe, adopted on Tuesday, has called on FIFA to revote on the "radically flawed" decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar....
Is gambling the cause of poverty amomg youth?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter