Inaugural chess in school tournament benefits 30

KAMPALA.
Fourteen-year-old Sean Nantetya won the inaugural Stand True and Deviate Chess in School tournament.

The tournament, organised by former chess player Charity Musenze at British School of Kampala, attracted 30 children aged between five and 14 years and was aimed at teaching the young minds the basics of chess such as introduction of pieces, attacks and defenses, tournament tactics, how to move the pieces and prepare for a tournament.

“I wanted to give the kids something they could remember,” said Musenze, who retired from the competitive game in 2007.

As part of a player’s long term development, this tournament will provide a solid pathway to assist the children in their future chess careers because it is a game that sharpens the brain, improves one’s concentration, and enhances critical thinking and planning ahead.”

The tournament is set to be held after every three months in different schools.

odongoj@ug.nationmedia.com

SOURCE: Daily Monitor

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