Africa Chess Zone 4.2 Tourney:

18th – 25th April 2015

City Oil, Kira Road Main Hall, Kamwokya (Kampala)

At least 40 chess players from 7 countries within the Africa zone 4.2 region are expected at the 2015 chess tournament in Kampala at the City Oil (Kira road main hall) that starts Saturday.

On Friday, the event has been officially launched at the City Tyres main headquarters in industrial area.

City Tyres has supported Uganda Chess Federation in a partnership that seeks to ensure successful hosting of  championship with the venue and trophies.

We thank City Tyres who have provided the venue (City Oil Kamwokya playing Hall) fully equipped with amenities required for a conducive international FIDE rated tournament of this magnitude. The sponsors have also provided six prestigious trophies for the top three winners in the Open and Ladies categories

Vianney Lujja, President, Uganda Chess Federation (UCF) remarked.

One of the players set to represent team Uganda, Mathias Ssonko echoed the level of preparedness of the team and promised a better show.

We have been training well and expect a great tournament at home

Ssonko promised.

The Management of City Tyres showcased some of the trophies on offer for the excelling players and assured the media of ensuring a successful event in ambient playing facilities.

City Tyres has been partnering with UCF to promote Chess in Uganda.

 The company sponsors the annual National Junior Chess Championship and at last year’s event, CityTyres involvement enabled the Federation to attract 700 participants in the National Junior Chess Championship.

Participating Countries:

Countries have started to arrive ahead of kick off on Saturday afternoon.

The participants at this year’s tournament are; Egypt, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania and the hosts, Uganda.

Sudan have pulled out of the event at the 11th hour citing logistical reasons.

The target for this year’s junior event (to be held in August) this year with support from City Tyres is over 1000 participants.

The official opening ceremony starts at 2:00 pm on Saturday 18 April 2015 at City Oil.

 The sponsors have intimated that they need to see a big turn out in form of fans at the opening ceremony.

Lujja hinted on the 4500 Euros staked as the total prize money to be won by the excelling players at the week long FIDE rated tournament, whose winner will represent the zone at the world chess championships later this year.

Schedule of Tournament for games to be played at City Tyres, Kira Road (Africa Zone 4.2 Chess Tourney):

DATES

TIME

ACTIVITIES

Friday 17th April 2015

Arrival

 

Saturday 18th April 2015

10:00 am – 12:00pm

1400 hrs – 14:50 hrs

15:00 hrs

Technical Meeting

Opening Ceremony

1st Round

Sunday 19th April 2015

15:00 hrs

2nd Round

Monday 20th April 2015

9:00 hrs

16:00 hrs

3rd Round

4th Round

Tuesday 21st April 2015

9:00 hrs

Free Day

(Social Excursion)

Wednesday 22nd April 2015

9:00 hrs

16:00 hrs

5th Round

6th Round

Thursday 23rd April 2015

15:00 hrs

7th Round

Friday 24th April 2015

15:00 hrs

8th Round

Saturday 25th April 2015

9:00 hrs

17:00 hrs

9th Round

Award and Closing ceremony

Sunday 26th April 2015

Departure

 

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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