UAE Chess Federation
Asian Chess Federation
Arab Chess Federation
|President||Saeed Al Meqbali|
|Vice president||Abdulaziz Khouri|
|Secretary||Jamal Al Madfa|
United Arab Emirates Chess Federation (UAECF) was established in October 1976 with the object of the spreading and development of chess game as mental and cultural sport across the United Arab Emirates.
UAECF took part in the opposite chess Olympiad, which was held in Libya as an opposition Arabic step for the organization of FIDE chess Olympiad in Israel 1976, where all Arab countries refused to participate. 45 countries were participating in the opposite Olympiad. In 1977, UAECF became a member of FIDE. Later on, chess started to spread across all Emirates and chess clubs were set up in Dubai, Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Fujairah and Al-Ain. Sharjah women chess club was opened in 1991 and another club for women was affiliated with Dubai Chess and Culture Club in 2000.
All these clubs play a key role in the discovery and training the young talents, and later on UAECF choose the best players for the national teams, where they come for training under supervision of head coach of UAECF.
The son of Emirates, Saeed Ahmed Saeed (aged 12) won the world Championship U-14, held in Mexico 1979 and this was the first sport achievement for UAE made by this young champion at the international level. Saeed Ahmed Saeed returned in 1981 to confirm his unique gift and repeat his global achievement by winning the world title U-14. Saeed was called by all Arab media as "The Arab computer".
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