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Chess: CM Kabera, Bikorimana best Rwandan players at Rwanda Open

Candidate Master (CM) Godfrey Kabera and 20-year-old Saveur Bikorimana emerged as the best local players after tying at 4.5 points at the just concluded Rwanda Open 2020 chess tournament. The three-day contest started Saturday and concluded Monday evening at Classic Hotel, in Kigali. The...

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 10:57am

Volleyball: UTB teams again dominate Heroes Cup

University of Tourism, Technology and Business Studies (UTB) volleyball teams have retained their Heroes Cup titles after dominating this year’s edition, which concluded Saturday at Amahoro Stadium. The two versity sides were also last year’s winners of the annual tournament,...

Sunday, February 2, 2020 - 12:23pm

Olympiad Qualifiers: Munyurangabo through to next round after 4 games

Rongin Munyurangabo, 19, has continued to hold onto the top spot and seal his slot in the next round of the qualifiers for the 2020 Chess Olympiad after beating Eugene Kagabo in round 3 and sharing the spoils with Fidele Mutabazi in round 4, on Sunday. The next phase of qualifiers is...

Monday, January 20, 2020 - 12:06pm

Olympiad Qualifiers: Munyurangabo leads table after round 2

Rongin Munyurangabo has boosted his chances to make the national team this year after beating Ian Murara Urwintwari in round 2 of the ongoing Chess Olympiad 2020 qualifiers in Kigali. Munyurangabo, 19, edged Urwintwari, 17, late Saturday to make it two wins in as many matches having tamed...

Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 11:00pm

Olympiad 2020 Qualifiers: Youngsters shine in round 1

Youngsters Ben Patrick Cyubahiro, 15, Ian Murara Urwintwari, 17, and Rongin Munyurangabo, 19, earned effortless wins in round 1 of the just started first phase of qualifiers to select Rwanda’s flag bearers at the 44th Chess Olympiad later this year.  Qualifiers in the open section...

Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 2:33pm

Qualifiers for 2020 Chess Olympiad start Saturday

The first phase of qualifiers to select Rwanda’s flag bearers, in the open section, for the 44th Chess Olympiad begins Saturday at the University of Rwanda’s Gikondo Campus – formerly SFB. The Chess Olympiad is a biennial chess tournament in which teams from all over the world...

Saturday, January 18, 2020 - 8:08am

Over 2000 athletes set for Huye Half Marathon

Up to 2000 participants are expected to take part in the first ever Huye Half Marathon, which is scheduled for this Saturday in the South Province’s district. Organised by the Rwanda Athletic federation (RAF) in partnership with Huye District, the event will see the participants vying for...

Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 10:52am

Karenzi on priorities and strategies to push Rwandan tennis forward

Théoneste Karenzi is the head of Rwanda Tennis Federation (RTF) since April 2019. However, it is not his first time as RTF president. He previously held the position for one year between 2012 and 2013, but prematurely stepped down due to other assignments.  For his second stint as local...

Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 12:36pm

Beach Volleyball: Women teams off to Tanzania for Olympic Qualifiers

Sub-zone 5 Women: Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania BEACH Volleyball women’s national teams have this morning departed for Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, ahead of the first round qualifiers for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.  The two teams left Kigali Thursday morning, at 11am, aboard...

Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 12:05pm

Beach V-ball: Rwanda teams placed in Sub- Zones 5, 6 in Olympic qualifiers

Men: Rwanda, Egypt, Burundi, and Eritrea Women: Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania Rwanda’s men beach volleyball teams have been drawn in Africa Sub-zone 6 along Egypt, Burundi, and Eritrea at the upcoming qualifiers tournaments for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. The men’s...

Friday, January 3, 2020 - 4:50pm

Chess: CM Kabera, Munyurangabo in tight title race ahead of final round

Candidate Master (CM) Godfrey Kabera maintained his lead after trouncing reigning national champion, Joseph Nzabanita, on Sunday morning in the open section's round 7, at the ongoing 2019 National Chess Championship at Onomo Hotel, in Kigali. But, 19-year-old Rongin Munyurangabo, second on...

Sunday, December 29, 2019 - 3:55pm

Chess: Uwase hopeful as Nzamwita stumbles early

SANDRINE Uwase, the reigning female national chess champion, conquered all her first three opponents in this year’s National Chess Championship that started Thursday at Onomo Hotel, in Kigali. The four-day event comes to a climax on Sunday. Uwase, 17, won her two games in round one...

Saturday, December 28, 2019 - 10:22am

Talent dev’t is top priority, says Minister Munyangaju

Aurore Mimosa Munyangaju, the recently appointed Minister for Sports, has insisted that detecting and developing talents at an early age is one of her priorities. Read also: The major tasks awaiting new Sports Minister Munyangaju This was said on Monday during a meeting between...

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 3:04pm

Justin Todd: Canadian Pro inspires local squash players

Canadian squash player, Justin Todd, has challenged local players to ‘put in some hard work’ consistently and engage in many competitions if squash in Rwanda is to reach a professional level. Todd made the comments at Cercle Sportif de Kigali (CSK) over the weekend during the Squash...

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 6:23pm

Rwanda Tennis Open: Title hopes hinge on ladies

Rwanda’s hopes of winning gold in the Rwanda Tennis Open hinge on the women’s singles category as the four slots in the semi-finals are occupied by Rwandan players. The last four, taking place today at Amahoro Stadium, will be an all-Rwandan affair, while the men's category...

Friday, November 29, 2019 - 10:28am

Gakwaya crowned 2019 national rally champion

The 2019  National Rally Calendar came to a climax on Sunday after Jean Claude Gakwaya, navigated by Jean Claude Mugabo, was crowned this year’s national champion. Cruising a Subaru Impreza, Gakwaya finished as best driver this year have won Rallye des Mille Collines over the weekend...

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 10:45am

Rwanda to host regional handball tournament

Rwanda has been confirmed as the hosts of the 38th East and Central Africa Handball Federation (ECAHF) Senior Club Championship 2019 due December 2-7. The regional championship will attract top clubs from Kenya, Tanzania, DRC, Uganda, Zambia and Rwanda in the men’s category, while the...

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 10:10am

Tennis: Umulisa targets first Rwanda Open title

Rwanda’s Jocelyn Umulisa is optimistic of fighting through to the title ahead of her first round match against local rival Tracey Gaga in the Rwanda Tennis Open 2019 on Wednesday. Should she successfully execute the mission, it would be her first Rwanda Open title. The one-week long...

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 10:04am

National swimming team set for CANA Zone III swimming tourney

The national swimming team will represent Rwanda at the fifth CANA Zone 3 Swimming Competition slated at Kasarani Aquatic Stadium,  in Kenya. The competition starts Thursday, November 28, and will be concluding Sunday, December 1. It will attract swimmers from the hosts Kenya, Uganda,...

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 - 12:31pm

IOC Young Leaders organise karate camp for children

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Young Leaders programme has organised a karate training camp for children in Kigali. This camp is part of the broader IOC initiative of supporting inspiring young people to develop and implement their sports-related grassroots projects in accordance with...

Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 4:55pm

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