Open chess tourney starts today

An open Chess competition to decide players who will take part in upcoming international events, starts today at Hilltop Hotel in Remera.
Chess players  in a previous tournament. The Chess Open tournament that starts saturday will see the top two represent Rwanda in two international competitions. (File)
Chess players in a previous tournament. The Chess Open tournament that starts saturday will see the top two represent Rwanda in two international competitions. (File)

An open Chess competition to decide players who will take part in upcoming international events, starts today at Hilltop Hotel in Remera.

The three-day event will include a seven-round as well as a five-round male and female challenge, respectively, with the first round set to start at 3:30pm.

Rwanda Chess Federation (FERWADE) vice president Kevin Ganza says the tournament will be a first step towards choosing representatives to the Commonwealth Chess Championship to be held on June 22 – 30, in New Delhi – India.

The tournament will also determine those to represent Rwanda at the third ‘Rencontres Internationales des Echecs Francophones’, an annual French speaking nations’ chess event set for July 17 – 26 in Montreal, Canada.

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