Kitty Joyce Mary Ndagizimana, a 6-year-old pupil at Bridge International Academies Uganda and a board five player at The Might Bishops Chess Club in the National Chess League will lead a team of two other players to Zimbabwe.
The duo of Patrick Elijah Muwanguzi and Kevin Paul Wasswa – teammates at Mulago Pawns Chess Club – along with Ndagizimana have been confirmed by the Uganda Chess Federation [UCF] as the official players who will represent Uganda at the African Schools Individual Chess Championships scheduled for August 19-28, 2017 in Harare, Zimbabawe.
Ndagizimana who boasts of a silver medal attained at the Premium Juniors Chess tourney held three month ago and a gold medal winner at the recently concluded Decoda Annual Chess Championships shall play under the category of U-7.
Muwanguzi, a silver and bronze medal winner at the Premium Juniors and Decoda Championships respectively will represent the country in the category of U-9.
And Wasswa who also won silver [Premium Juniors] and gold [Decoda Championships] will battle for the country’s pride in the category of U-12.
Part of UCF’s letter to the school that is dated 01/08/2017 reads;
The Uganda Chess Federation [UCF] thanks Bridge International Academies Uganda for the contribution towards chess development and wishes to inform you that three of your pupils have been selected to represent schools and the nation at large in the above event following their excellent performances in the junior events.
The Purpose of this letter is to seek for your support to make sure our team makes it to the games.
The trio’s representation in Zimbabwe will require a sum of USD 3,700. This will cover return tickets, FIDE fees and registration.
The breakdown per player is; USD 600 for the return ticket, USD 120 for the registration, USD 76 for Fide fees, USD 25 for yellow fever, USD 4 for travel permit and USD 100 as trainer’s fee.
A total of USD 925 for each player is required to enable their participation.