Al-Qadhi at Cairo Chess Championship [Archives:1998/31/Sports]

August 3 1998

Invited by the Egyptian Chess Association, the Yemeni chess player Hameed Al-Qadhi left Yemen for Cairo yesterday to participate in the international chess championship which will be held in Cairo from August 2nd to 13th, 1998.
Al-Qadhi told Yemen Time: “This event will be one of the strongest chess championships in the Arab world. Twenty of the best chess players from the whole Arab World will play with other 20 players from Egypt. I really hope that I can do well in this competition.”
The invitation sent to Al-Qadhi included paying all his participation expenses as well as the airplane tickets.