(Article courtesy of Uganda Chess Federation)
The African Chess Union President, Lakhdar Mazouz has appointed Uganda Chess Federation’s Vice President and FIDE Arbiter, Stephen Kisuze to arbitrate as an Assistant to the Chief Arbiter at the Africa Individual Chess Championship to be held in Maputo, Mozambique from 3rd to 11th June 2011.
Each African country is eligible to send up to a maximum of three players to participate in each of the men’s and ladies’ categories. The top three players at the end of the tournament will qualify to participate in the 2011 World Chess Cup to be held in Khanty Mansisyk, Russia later this year.
Kisuze an ex Olympian who represented Uganda at the 1998 Olympiad in Elista is currently the only active Ugandan FIDE Arbiter who earned the title at the World Chess Olympiad held in Khanty Mansisyk, Russia in 2010.
He has since been actively involved in administering and arbitrating events organized by the Uganda Chess Federation including among others the Rwabushenyi Memorial Chess Championship 2010, Zabasajja Memorial Rapid 2011, the East Africa Chess Championship 2011 and the recent National Junior Chess Championship. He is also in charge of administering and updating Uganda’s chess player rankings, an important component of the game that has recently been revived.