CPGA brings first regional Youth Chess Championship to Jinja

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CPGA's Ssuubi M. Kiwanuka (M) with sponsors at the May 28th presser. (Photo Courtesy: www.facebook.com/cpgaug)

This weekend, chess action will be at Jinja College where the inaugural regional Chess Parents and Guardians Association (CPGA) Youth Chess Championship (CYCC) will be held.

The two-day event which will run under the theme “Creating a generation of thinkers” will run from 15th to 16th June and will attract 350 chess players between the ages of 5 to 18 years segmented under six categories; U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, and U18.

At a presser to announce the event two weeks ago at Sheraton Kampala, CPGA’s Ssuubi M. Kiwanuka asserted that CYCC will nurture great thinkers right from an early stage. “Chess is a game of thinking. So, as parents, we thought this can help our kids, and we initiated this event such that we nurture them from an early stage. Maybe in ten years from now, we shall have professionals nurtured by CPGA.”

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The championship which is sponsored by Jesa Farm Diary, Vision Group, Sheraton Kampala will start at regional level in the East, West, North, Outer-Central, and Central region before climaxing in a grand finale later this year. From each region, 3 best players from each gender will be supported to travel to Kampala for the finals which will be held at Sheraton Kampala.

Chess Parents and Guardians Association (CPGA) is a new association with objectives to add on to the development of chess in Uganda.

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