(Press release courtesy of Uganda Chess Federation)
Uganda Chess Federation’s (UCF’s) Vice President and FIDE Arbiter (FA), Stephen Kisuze is now a FIDE Master (FM) after FIDE, the world’s chess governing body confirmed the title following a Uganda Chess Federation application citing his performance at the 1998 World Chess Olympiad in Elista, Russia where he scored 5 out of 8 points.
Kisuze now becomes Uganda’s fifth FM in addition to recently crowned Eng. Andrew Naimanye, Elijah Emojong, Stephen Kawuma and Moses Kawuma. The latter two are based in UK.
National Council of Sports Assistant General Secretary, Timothy Semakula Magala crowned Eng. Naimanye and Kisuze with their FM title badges and handed over the FM Certificates received from FIDE to the two distinguished chess personalities at a press conference held at NCS Headquarters in Lugogo on Friday 18th May 2012.
Naimanye’s FM title was also confirmed recently after the world’s chess governing body recognized him for having the highest rating in East Africa of 2360.
The award of FM title to Kisuze, who is already a FIDE Arbiter now makes him the most decorated Ugandan chess personality.