Uganda sends two teams to World Schools Chess Championships

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Two Ugandan teams that are set to compete at the FIDE World Schools Team Championship, have arrived in Kazakhstan, hours after being flagged off by the National Council of Sports (NCS).

The inaugural edition of the FIDE World Schools Chess Team Championship will take place in Aktau, Kazakhstan, from August 4-8, 2023. About 50 chess teams representing schools from all around the world including Uganda will compete in U12 and U18 age categories.

A team from Peak Primary School, that won the girls category at the Father Grimes National Schools Championships at Kisubi in May, and boys from Friends International Christian Academy, will represent Uganda in the Under-12 category.

Joseph Oluga, the National Council of Sports Assistant General Secretary, flagged off the team on Tuesday at Lugogo in Kampala, saying he was confident the Ugandan chess team would make a mark at the Kazakhstan event.

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