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Over 200 to grace Liberation Day Chess

By Raymond Kamusiime

Added 25th January 2020 03:20 PM

The tournament is also open to all contestants from any country.

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Christine Namaganda, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dove Chess Academy

The tournament is also open to all contestants from any country.

 

The 34th Liberation Day Chess Tournament, which is slated for this Saturday 25th January 2020 is expected to attract over 200 participants from across the globe

According to the Christine Namaganda the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dove Chess Academy, the one day event will play a fundamental role in educating the younger generation about the history behind the liberation day.

 ome of the competitors in the under12 category in action during the hess arents and urdian ssociation hess outh hampionship astern egion qualifiers at inja ollege une 16 2019 hoto by ichael subuga Some of the competitors in the under-12 category in action during the Chess Parents and Gurdian Association Chess Youth Championship Eastern Region qualifiers at Jinja College, June 16 2019. Some of the kids will compete at the Liberation Chess Championship. Photo by Michael Nsubuga

 

‘’We want to create awareness to the young generation because many of them do not know about the liberation day and have no idea why they call it that. So we want to recognize the people who made this day possible,’’ Namaganda said

The tournament is also open to all contestants from any country. Organized under the theme “To develop leadership capacity through the game of Chess”, the tournament hosted by Dove Chess Academy (DCA) will be held at Nobview Hotel in Ntinda.

 ome of the competitors in the under16 category in action during the hess arents and urdian ssociation hess outh hampionship astern egion qualifiers at inja ollege une 16 2019 hoto by ichael subuga Some of the competitors in the under-16 category in action during the Chess Parents and Guardian Association Chess Youth Championship in Eastern Region qualifiers at Jinja College, June 16 2019. Some of the participants will compete at the Liberation Chess Championship. Photo by Michael Nsubuga

 

It will be played in six categories including Under 6, 8,10,12,16 and 21. The tournament will also be played basing on the Swiss System of six rounds with 25 minutes per player to finish. Any others that desire to be a part of this competition are required to register at a fee of shs20,000 before the deadline on the 24th January 2020.

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 ahil kbar in action during the  outh hess hamapionship ampala qualifiers at ga han ctober 11 2019 hoto by ichael subuga Aahil Akbar in action during the CPGA Youth Chess Chamapionship Kampala qualifiers at Aga Khan, October 11 2019. Photo by Michael Nsubuga

 

The best players in each category will walk home with prizes of up to shs100, 000 shillings including trophies and medals. Each player will also be awarded with a certificate of participation.

The Liberation day is celebrated annually on the 26th of January to commemorate the day the National Resistance Army ousted Dr. Milton Obote’s regime in 1986.

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