Chess Clubs in Rwanda

The following is a list of chess clubs in Rwanda ordered by city/town. To add your chess club to these listings, please send details to


Kigali Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) Chess Club
Location: Kigali (Nyarugenge District)
Chairman/Contact Person: Solomon Gai Ayuen
Phone: (+250) 0783 290 342
Postal Address: P. O. Box 3900, Kigali, Rwanda
Facebook Group:

Meets every Saturday within the campus.

  • Alain

    Dear Olivier Godeaux, I’m not sure that we can find any records of the said tournament.
    for any other info please contact me on “”

  • Olivier Godeaux

    Hi, I did participate to a chess tournament in Rwanda in 1987, I would like to find some trace of it… Thanks in advance Regards Olivier Godeaux

  • Robert Kyewalyanga

    am happy to see this club, i hope to invite you to Kayonza chess club East Province, and have a game with you
    Pr. Kyewalyanga Robert
    Ugandan Missionary
    tel. 0786095405

    • Rundial Thomas

      Hello Mr. Robert, KIST tournament is coming up soon and u are highly invited to join. Check our facebook site and update please.

      Rundial Thomas.
      Club Member.

  • Hillary Masinza

    my name is oliver from kenya i have had 18 yrs of experience in chess and really wish a serious challanger to face me.I have tried contacting people but they don’t seem to respond which to me its like chess is domant in East Africa..if its not then prove it by inviting me on the table and feel my skill.Thanks

    • Paras Gudka


      Your best bet for finding a challenger is by joining a chess club. As we come across information on more chess clubs in East Africa, we will keep updating this website, so keep looking out for it.

      Good luck for your search for a challenger!

    • Jazzyizzo

      Hi, want a chess Challenger? Tell me on (