The Ugandan Community in the UK has donated 35 chessboards to boost the sport's development programme in the country. Uganda Chess Federation (UCF) president Daniel Nsibambi received the donation valued at Shs 1.5 million.
"We are very grateful to them and this contribution will do a tremendous job in our campaign to spread the game," Nsibambi said yesterday while announcing the offer.
Meanwhile, UCF has switched the New Vision Easter International Championship to Uganda Communication Institute, Nakawa.
Nsibambi told The Monitor that the Uganda Industrial Research Institute, which had initially been targeted as a venue is booked for another function. The prestigious tournament is set for 18-21 April, Good Friday to Easter Monday. The chess meet has attracted players from Kenya, Egypt, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Seychelles, Zambia and Botswana.
Kenyan star Humphrey Andolo is defending champion in the tourney whose winner will collect $600 in prize money.
Posted by The Chess Drum: 14 April 2003