Players ranging from the ages of 8 and under, U-10, U-12, U-14, U-16, U-18, Open 18 (Fide Rated) and the Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) will play in the 2023 Easter Junior Chess tournament. Each of the players will be accorded a playing time of 15 minutes per game.
- Competition: 5th Easter Junior Open Chess championship
- Date: Saturday, 8th April 2023
- Categories: U-8, U-10, U-12, U-14, U-16, U-18, Open 18 (Fide Rated) & PWDs
- Duration: 15 minutes per player
- Rounds: 7
- Venue: Shree Sahajanand School Uganda, Bukoto – Kampala city
- Theme: Social Connectedness
- Registration fees: UGX. 30,000 per player
- Awards: Trophies (for top 3 schools), medals & certificates of participation)
The fifth edition of the Easter Junior Open Chess championship was officially launched on Monday, April 3, 2023 at the Shree Sahajanand school Uganda in Bukoto, Kampala city.
This launch was graced by the Dove Chess Academy director Christine Namaganda, marketing manager of the academy Divine Priscilla Nakate, Moses Kirinya (Principal Shree Sahajanand School, Uganda) and one of the junior chess players at that school, Suhana Yadav (in primary four).
For starters, this tournament will take place on Saturday, 8th April 2023 with an overwhelming number of over 400 players expected.
We expect at least 400 players (so far about 190 are registered) from the different schools as our hosts Shree Sahajanand School Uganda – Bukoto, Frobel, Echoes International, Aga Khan and many others. Chess is an important game in the development of a child’s growth since it helps with creativity, planning, critical thinking cutting across all the subjects. Most of the top performers in schools play the game of chess.Christine Namaganda, Dove Chess Academy director
Moses Kirinya, the Principal at Shree Sahajanand School, Uganda expressed delight upon hosting such a tournament.
We are so privileged to have such a tournament hosted at our school. We partnered with Dove Chess Academy to have the tournament here. Besides providing the facility, we shall also provide some drinks and all the certificates. I thank the team for the great organization. It will be the best of its kind. As a school, we have registered over 50 participants. We have not come to participate only, but also to compete. We want so many players to excel not only in chess, but also other games as Cricket, Football, Swimming, Badminton and others.Moses Kirinya, the Principal at Shree Sahajanand School, Uganda
Promising junior chess player, Suhana Yadav, a primary four pupil at Shree Sahajanand School, Uganda showed the readiness to play in the day-long tournament.
“I started playing chess in August 2022. My mother trains me and teaches me new moves. I am ready for the tournament” Suhana noted.
Divine Priscilla Nakate, the marketing manager at Dove Chess Academy rallied upon other partners and sponsors to join hands with them as they strive to organize a tranquil championship.
The preparations to have a successful tournament are on-going. We are ready to host the 400 players at the school assembly ground. Security is guaranteed and I call upon other sponsors to come on board and support.Divine Priscilla Nakate, the marketing manager at Dove Chess Academy
The championship will be held along the theme-line “Social connectedness”.
Players ranging from the ages of 8 and under, U-10, U-12, U-14, U-16, U-18, Open 18 (Fide Rated) and the Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) will play in this tournament.
Each of the players will be accorded a playing time of 15 minutes per game.
The registration fees are fixed at UGX. 30,000 per player.
There will be trophies, medals and certificates of participation with the top three schools also recognized.
Payments to register for this championship can be made on +25670154202 (Nakaweesi Sharon) and via the MTN Merchant code 165576.
The other key partners include MIND Nest Uganda, KNAR, Novato Chess club and the Rotary club of Naguru, Kampala.