Inaugural chess clinic attracts 35 new converts
Posted Tuesday, January 29 2013 at 02:00
Chess. Twenty two kids, aged between 4 and 13, were among those in attendance at Hotel Africana.
The first edition of the Uganda Chess Federation (UCF) clinic turned out to be more than a success when the enthusiastic youngsters from all walks of life swarmed Hotel Africana at the weekend to learn game’s basics.
Seven-year-old Christian Musenze, a Year Two student at British School of Kampala, believes he is now a better player after the two-day event.
“I once represented my school in an inter-school tournament and I wanted to learn how to protect my pieces while playing,” said Musenze, who was one of the 35 youngsters at the clinic.
“Now I have learned more and I can move my pieces better than before. I am going to tell my parents to buy me a chess board so that I practice more often.”
Several instructors including national team chess players were at hand to impart the basics.
UCF general secretary Christopher Turyahabwe said more clinics will be held soon.