Fr. Grimes schools chess tournament officially launched

David GOMBE

Kings college Budo will host this year’s Fr. Grimes schools chess tournament. The event kicked off on Saturday May 4th and will run to 8th of the same month with over 44 schools both secondary and primary ready to lock horns in a competition that started in 1980.

Mwaka Emmanuel, the Uganda Chess Federation President is confident they will have a successful tournament which will help them select players to participate in the Africa Chess individual championships.

“I am confident Kings college Budo will host a successful event basing on the ambience of the places and so i call upon the players not to get excited about this they should play their game.”
We all know chess is and those who will execute properly what they have been taught will end up as victors.

The event will also help us get players to compete in the Africa Chess individual championships which will be hosted by Uganda next month.”

Besides the one million chess players, one million smart minds theme, Mwaka also highlighted on the other avenues they will use to see that the game spreads to various areas of the country

“One million chess players, one million smart minds is a theme that shows that when we empower one million chess players we shall have created one million smart minds.” We are also making sure we take the game to schools, barracks and prisons to see that it spreads in various places of the country.”

Ssenyimba Hormisdas Peter the Deputy headmaster Kings college Budo is optimistic that they will end up as the victors

“Kings college Budo is know for the holistic education and so we prepare a student to be ready to compete not only in education but also in sports activities.”

Chess is a mind game and we are lucky that we have intelligent students who will help Kings college budo end up as the victors.”

We decided to work hand in hand with the Uganda Chess Federation to see that we have a successful Fr. Grimes schools Championships.”

Minister of Education and Sports Janet Kataha Museveni gave a financial support of Shs3 million to the Uganda Chess Federation. The money was presented to the Federation by Permanent secretary in the ministry Alex Kakooza.

Last year, St. Mbuga emerged as the overall winners in the secondary category whereas Koro Primary from Gulu were the victors in the Primary category.

Uganda will host the Africa Chess individual championships slated on June 26th to 4th July at Xanadu Hotel in Kampala.

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