(Article courtesy of Uganda Chess Federation)
Uganda Chess Federation’s FIDE Arbiter and Vice President, Stephen Kisuze departs on Friday 3rd June 2011 to Maputo, Mozambique where he is expected to arbitrate as a Deputy to the Chief Arbiter in the 2011 Africa Individual Chess Championship, the biggest continental event that runs from 4th to 14th June 2011.
Kisuze was nominated to handle the event by Africa Chess Union (ACU) President, Lakhdar Mazouz. He travels with Uganda’s 19 year old chess prodigy, Elijah Emojong who is to compete in the star studded championship against International Masters and Grandmasters. The two depart on Kenya Airways’ 5:10 am morning flight.
The event has attracted participants from Egypt, Zambia, South Africa, Algeria, Zimbabwe, Angola, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Botswana, Mozambique and Uganda among others.
This will be Emojong’s second international event to participate in after his heroics in the just ended Zone 4.2 Africa Chess Championship in Khartoum from where he put up a splendid display that earned him a FIDE Master title, the third in Uganda.