The 2017 Rwanda Genocide Memorial Chess Tournament will take place at the Classic Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda from the 9th - 11th July 2017.

International GM Maurice Ashley will be in attendance this year as he will be in the country as part of the Chess Masters for Africa Tour at the same time that the event takes place!

The tournament is looking to build on the 2016 Rwanda Open which saw players from Kenya, Burundi and the DRC participating in what was the first international event ever hosted in Rwanda

The full tournament brochure can be downloaded at and online entries are now open for all sections at

The players list will be maintained on chess-results and players who register are asked to confirm there entries at within 1-2 days of registering. Local players are required to pay in advance while foreign based players may pay entry fees on arrival. Entry is free for international players with a FIDE rating in excess of 2200+.

Foreign based players who would like assistance to secure accommodation either at the Classic Hotel or at nearby budget hotels are asked to contact Mr Alain Niyibizi or Mr Kevin Ganza who will be happy to assist where required.