Sharjah Ruler opens Chess Club with huge facility
March 29, 2013
SHARJAH: Supreme Council member and Ruler of Sharjah, His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, opened on Thursday, in the presence of Sheikh Abdullah Bin Salem Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah, the new premises of Sharjah Chess Club, the world’s largest state-of-the- art facility for the mental game in terms of size.
Upon arrival at the club, Sheikh Sultan was welcomed by Sheikh Sultan Bin Khalifa Bin Shakhbout Al Nahyan, President of the Asian Chess Federation, Sheikh Saud Bin Abdul Aziz Al Mua’lla, Chairman of Sharjah Chess Club, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, President of World Chess Federation (FIDE), and a number of senior local officials, chairmen of chess clubs in other emirates, and prominent sportsmen.
Sheikh Sultan took a tour of different section of the 34,000 cubic feet facility, including the main hall which can accommodate up to 500 players. Sheikh Sultan said the club will serve as a favourite place for young minds to spend leisure time in practising the mental game.