Uganda

  • Uganda launches new website!

    Great news from the newly-launched Ugandan website… The East African Championship occurred this weekend in Uganda and teams from Kenya and Somalia joined in the action. Final reports are forthcoming. The Ugandan Chess federation received a two million shilling sponsorship from Fountain Publishers for this tournament and other initiatives.

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  • Ugandan Chess in Crisis

    Sande Bashaija & Lambert Rusoke, “Cash Crisis Hurts Chess ,” The Monitor, 3 January 2008 (Kampala, Uganda). There were some tremendous individual performances but financial hiccups continued to hinder the development of chess in 2007. The Uganda Chess Federation (UCF) was throughout the year rocked in a financial quagmire that…

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  • News from Uganda!

    Steven and Moses Kawuma at the 2004 Chess Olympiad in Mallorca, Spain. Winning a spot on the Olympiad team is a high honor and it provides a player to (1) represent their nation (2) travel internationally and (3) play strong competition. The Chess Drum has covered two Olympiad tournaments and it…

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  • Championship Reflections by FM Steven Kawuma

    Uganda’s Steven Kawuma (Photo by Daaim Shabazz)   INTRODUCTION The African Individual Championships took place from 31/08/07 to 11/09/07 and had players from fourteen countries; Uganda, Egypt, Mozambique, Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Tunisia, Namibia, Botswana, Malawi, Nigeria, Angola and Sudan. Forty seven players took part in the open section. The biggest…

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  • Steven Kawuma writes on his FM feat

    Steven Kawuma has long been thought to be the heir apparent to many Ugandan chess legends. He has represented his country in a number of tournaments including the Olympiad. In the recent African Chess Championships held in Windhoek, Namibia, the University of Makerere alumnus writes about his journey to earn…

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  • Severine Wamala goes to trial

    Disclaimer: The Chess Drum takes no position of guilt or innocence against Severine Wamala. Last September, a disturbing story broke about the arrest of Severine Wamala on counts of incest and rape while serving as a math teacher at Lowell High School. Three young women have confessed that Wamala had…

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  • 2001 Wilbert Paige Memorial (Harlem, NY)

    Welcome to the Wilbert Paige Memorial tournament! (14-23rd of July 2001, Harlem NY, Hotel Theresa) Brief Chess Biography NM Wilbert Paige Photo by Jerry BibuldNM Wilbert Paige, a Philadelphia native, first gained a serious interest in chess while attending West Philadelphia High School and played from 1975-77 on the chess…

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