Eugene Mutara, "Top Seeds Miss Trip," The New Times, 1 April 2005 (Kigali, Rwanda).
Rwanda's top chess players, initially selected to lead the team to Kampala for The New Vision Chess Open, bowed out due their respective working schedules.
The annual event, where Rwandans are making their debut, kicked off last Friday to run until Friday this week.
The duo, who missed the trip included Flash FM's accountant Alex Ruzigura, and Dr. Ben Karenzi, who recently finished first runners-up in the Rwanda Chess Open.
Ruzingura, who is the Rwanda's reigning chess champion, expressed disappointment over the failure to participate in the Kampala tourney.
"I would have gone but I had too much work that could not pave way for me," he added.
According to the federation president John Ngarambe, twelve players made the trip to Kampala. The president said that the team, full of young players, would have an opportunity to attain vast experience.
"They might not be so good in the competition but will get the exposure which they need," Ngarambe added.