Chess

Chess: All Olympiad qualifiers pushed to May

The second phase of qualifiers to pick Rwanda’s flag bearers – in the open section – for the 44th Chess Olympiad, which was due to continue this weekend at Classic Hotel in Kigali, has been postponed after some top players failed to make it on Saturday, the chess federation has...

Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 6:21pm

Chess: Olympiad qualifiers continue Saturday, women section pushed to May

The second phase of qualifiers to pick Rwanda’s flag bearers – in the open section – for the 44th Chess Olympiad continue this weekend at Classic Hotel in Kigali, the chess federation announced Friday. However, the initial qualifiers round in the women's section, which was...

Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 12:06am

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

Patrick Cyubahiro: Chess federation impressed by the youngster’s steady rise

Kevin Ganza, the Rwanda Chess Federation president, has praised the continued progress of teenager Ben Patrick Cyubahiro, who bagged a trophy as the Best Junior in the tough international section of the just concluded 2019 Genocide Memorial Chess Tournament in Kigali. When the two-day tournament...

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 10:02am

National Chess Championships: Will Karenzi and Uwase retain titles?

A lot has happened, and changed, ever since Dr Ben Karenzi, the former commandant of Rwanda Military Hospital, and Sandrine Uwase, a 16-year old girl from Gikondo, a Kigali suburb, were crowned 2017 male and female National Chess Champions, respectively, last December. They were crowned after a...

Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 9:09am

Checkmate: The rise of chess in Rwanda

Rwanda Chess Federation (FERWADE) president Kevin Ganza has said he is contented that in spite of challenges, the two-player strategy board game is on the rise in the country. This came shortly after participants from eight federations; Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan, Burundi, India, England,...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 3:06pm

Foreign stars for chess memorial tournament

The 2018 Genocide Memorial Chess Tournament (GMCT),  which gets underway Friday at Classic Hotel in Kigali, is expected to be dominated by Ugandan and Nigerian stars, after particularly top Ugandan players registered for the three-day event. Rwanda Chess Federation (FERWADE) president Kevin...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 5:31am