Dubai Chess to organise sporting activities

Dubai Chess to organise sporting activities

Regarded as one of the UAE’s most awaited calendared events during Ramadan, the Allegiance to Zayed Chess Tournament is open to all nationalities.



Published: Sat 20 Jun 2015, 12:59 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:11 PM

Dubai — Dubai Chess and Culture Club has announced a series of sporting activities that will be held to commemorate the holy month of Ramadan.

According to Jamal Al Abdooli, general secretary of the club, the Ramadan programme will kick off with the 12th Allegiance to Zayed Chess Tournament, which will be held from June 21 to 25 at the club’s Shaikh Saeed Bin Hamdan Al Maktoum Hall. The annual tournament, which is now on its 12th year, is also being organized in honour of the late Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding president of the UAE.

Regarded as one of the UAE’s most awaited calendared events during Ramadan, the Allegiance to Zayed Chess Tournament is open to all nationalities. Najib Mohammed Saleh, technical and coaching director, explained that the event regularly attracts the best players in the UAE as well as a few titled players from other countries. Saleh said the club will also host other chess competitions, including a blitz team tournament that is open to various community groups and chess clubs.


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