Hello and welcome to the Kuwait Chess Website. I hope you will find some great information in regards to your chess needs and hopefully be interested to play chess with us in the near future.
My name is Khaled Hashem and I am the website creator/administrator. I created this site over 2 years ago to bring (chess-fans) people together in the virtual world and hopefully be able to organize tournaments and gatherings better and more efficiently.
And so far, the idea succeeded. We have had over 44 Thousand visits to the site and still increasing daily. Our Facebook fanpage started out with less then 20 members about a year ago, and now we have 150 members from across the world.
It’s great to see such success when it comes to chess. Most people just believe that chess is a hobby rather then a sport and that is why it doesn’t receive as much coverage. But as time and experience has taught us, this old belief is ancient. People love chess and it certainly brings people together, making relationships stronger. Of course you have your occasional disappointments, but hey, what sport doesn’t.
I want to wish everyone a great year and hope that 2011 will be a better year for the sport of chess. I’m a strong believer in a better future and hope that you are too.
If you are new to chess in Kuwait, I want to welcome you with open arms to this beautiful sport. You will meet and make great and intelligent friends and hopefully become a stronger player yourself.
As for tournaments, we might have one soon but I’m not sure exactly of the timing. I heard rumors that there might be one at the end of February. But don’t hold my word for it.
If you are interested in playing against someone, there is a active chess club in Kuwait. The Filipino Chess Association of Kuwait (FCA-K) currently operate a club in Kuwait city, next to Sheraton Hotel. They are located in the basement of Salhiya Tower, opposite to KFC. For more information about the FCA-K, you can contact the President of the club, Mr. Manny Cornelio. His number is 66737298. He is a great and friendly gentlemen. I know him personally and he is a good friend of mine. He will help in any way he could. Give him a call.If Manny is unavailable, you can call Oliver John, a member of the club for assistance. His number is 66906419. He too is a good friend of mine and is just as friendly. All the fellows at the FCA-K are great and would strongly recommend you to join their group.
As for the official Kuwait Chess Club, it currently is frozen due to unavailability of funding. There has been a dark cloud on the Kuwait Chess Federation that lasted for almost a decade. But after almost 10 years, Kuwait Chess has been recognized as an official sport. Government funding is expected to start on the second quarter of this year. We’re expecting great things to come from this. So fingers crossed.
If you want to play someone online, I would recommend chesscube.com for its ease of use and no start-up fees. Add me as a friend, my nickname is kuwaitchess.
If you have any questions, you can leave a message here, or join our facebook Fanpage to get to know a few other players (Type the following in the search engine of Facebook- “Kuwait Chess Club KCC”), or you can even send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is a set of pictures from tournaments, gatherings, and other events. Hope you’ll enjoy. Cheers mi amigos!