2015 Rwabushenyi Chess Tournament:

Sat, 5th – Sun 6th December & Sat 12th – Sun 13th December 2015

At Hotel Africana, Kampala

For the 6th year running Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has pledged to support (financially) the running of the country’s biggest chess event, the Rwabushenyi Chess tourney.

 Announcing this year’s package at the CAA main headquarters in Entebbe on Friday morning, Fred K. Bamwesigye, the Director of Human Resource and Administration outlined the Authority’s overwhelming commitment towards this noble cause.

We are delighted to keep financing this tournament. We remain committed towards further supporting chess development and other sports as well. We are glad to have the event running as we also have the global aviation celebrations (run every year between 1st to 7th December)

The tournament is in honour of the late Cyril Rwabushenyi, a former Uganda Chess Federation president, who was the director of Airports in Uganda.

The highly competitive Championship is to be held over two consecutive weekends from Saturday 5th – Sunday 6th and Saturday 12th – Sunday 13th December 2015.

Olympiad Qualifiers:

According to Stephen Kisuze, the technical director of Uganda Chess Federation, the event is also doubling as the first phase of the Olympiad Qualifiers for Ugandan players.

The top 30 male participants from this event due to be selected to proceed to the second phase of the Qualifiers due to be held next year.The number of ladies proceeding to the next phase will depend on the total number of ladies registered but will be communicated to the players before the start of the event.

Format of Play

The swiss system of play will be used for the tournament where over 200 players in the open and ladies categories are expected.

13 year old Gloria Nansubuga and Harold Wanyama are the defending champions in the female and male genders respectively.

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

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