The Dubai Chess & Culture Club was established on 1979 as a part of U A E Chess Federation and Official established on 3/7/1981 and it is dedicated mostly to chess. Its players constitute the ‘backbone” of the UAE national team, and as a matter of fact those players have achieved outstanding successes both at the local and international levels.
The number of players registered with the Club is 107 and a board of 9 members, in addition to a technical team consisting of management and coaches runs the Club.
The Club has organized many international and local events among which are the following:
Youth Blitz World Chess championship 1985, Blitz Chess Tournament for participants in Dubai Olympiad 1986, Dubai Open Chess Championship and Credit Swiss Chess Masters Tournament 1994,and ASIAN CITIES TEAMS CHEESS CHAMPIONSHIP (DUBAI CUB) 1996 and further, its technical team took part in the organization of all international events held in UAE.
Dubai Chess & Culture Club was established in 1979, as a member of the UAE Chess Federation and was proclaimed on 3/7/1981 by the Higher Council for Sports & Youth. It was first located in its previous premises in Deira –Dubai.
Since its launching, the Dubai Chess & Culture Club has played a leading role in the chess activity in UAE, achieving for the country many successes on the international, continental and Arab levels. The Club has also played an imminent role through its administrative members who contributed in promoting chess and leading the chess activity along with their chess colleagues through out UAE.
Club’s most important achievements on the international, regional and Asian levels:
1) The Club and UAE star Seed Ahmad Seed, won the under 14 World Championship, held in Mexico in 1985.
2) Seed Ahmed Seed was third in the under 16 World Championship (Gold Pawn Trophy) held in Argentina in 1983.
3) Again, Seed Ahmad Seed was third in the World Junior Championship (under 20) held in France, in 1983.
4) The club team, representing the UAE, secured the first place in the Gulf and Arab Peninsula Team Championship, 1983.
5) The Dubai Club’s player, Adel Jassem Balrumaithah, came first in the Gulf and Arab Peninsula Individual Championship (under 16) held in Qatar in 1985.
6) The two brothers, Nasser Ahmad Seed and Seed Ahmad Seed, shared first place in the Arab Men Championship held in Dubai, in 1985.
7) Mansour Abdullah, of the Dubai Club, won the bronze medal in the under 16 Asian Championship held in Dubai, in 1978.
8) Mansour Abdullah won the under 16 Arab Individual Championship held in Sharjah, in 1978.
9) Mansour Abdullah and Najeb Saleh, both of the Dubai Chess Club, shared the first place in the Arab Junior Championship (under 20) held in Baghdad in 1988.
10) Mansour Abdullah came first in the Arab Junior Championship (under 20) held in Doha, in 1989.
11) Mohammed Abdul Raheem won the under 14 Arab Championship (Doha), 1994.
12) Taleb Moss Abdullah won the Arab Junior Championship (under 20), Abu Dhabi -1995.
13) Othman Moss Abdullah secured the silver medal in the First Arab Zone Championship, Doha –1997.
14) Taleb Moss Abdullah won the Credit Suisse Masters Tournament held in Cannes – France in 1997.
15) Yahya Mohammed Saleh took the silver medal in the Arab under 10 championships, Cairo – 1999.
16) The Club Team won the bronze medal in the Arab Clubs Championship, Cairo – 1999.
17) Ahmed Ishaq gold medal Arab champion under 12 , Sharjah 2001
18) Saeed Ishaq gold medal Arab champion under 10 . Abu Abu Dhabi 2002.
19) Yahya M. Saleh , bronze medal Arab champion under 14, Abu Dhabi 2002 .
20) Saeed Ishaq silvar medal Arab champion under 12 . Abu Fugirah 2003.
21) Yahya M. Saleh , Silver medal Arab champion under 14, Yemen 2003 .
22) Ahmed Ishaq bronze medal Arab champion under 14 , Fugirah 2003
23) The Club Team won the silvere medal in the Arab Clubs Championship, Amman – 2003.
24) Amal Abdul Aziz , gold medal , Arab champion (girls under 10 ) Doha, 2003
25) Eman Abdul Aziz , gold medal , Arab champion (girls under 12 ) Doha, 2003
26) Faiqah Saleh , bronze medal , Arab champion (girls under 14 ) Doha, 2003
27) The Club Team won the gold medal in the Arab Clubs Championship, Amman – 2004.
28) Amal and Eman Abdul Aziz and Fiqah Saleh , all gold medal under (10,12,14) and Khadijah Mal Allah bronze under 16 , Arab champion Doha 2004 .
29) Faiqah Saleh , gold medal , Arab champion (girls under 14 ) Doha, 2005
30) Amal and Eman Abdul Aziz , silver and bronze under (12,14) and Arab champion Doha 2005 .
31) Saeed Ishaq go;d medal Arab champion under 14 . Morocco 2006.
32) Yahia M. Salh go;d medal Arab champion under 18 . Morocco 2006.
33) Amal Abdul Aziz , silver medal , Arab champion (girls under 12 ) Morocco, 2006 .
34) Eman Abdul Aziz , bronze medal , Arab champion (girls under 12 ) Morocco, 2006 .
35) Faiqah Saleh , silver medal , Arab champion (girls under 16 ) Morocco, 2006
36) Talib Mossa , gold medal , Asian Cities Team (Dubai Cup) . Tehran . 2007 .
37) Saeed Ishaq won gold medal , Arab championship under 18 years o, Jordan 2010.
38) Amna Nuaman won silver medal ,Arab Championship under 14 years of Jordan in 2010 .
39) Shima Numan won bronze medal Arab champion under 10 years old (Tunisia) in December 2010.
40) Fayek Saleh Boukhcm won bronze medal won bronze medal Arab champion for women (20 years) in 2012.
41) Amna Nuaman won bronze medal ,Arab Championship under 16 years 2012.
42) Amna Nuaman won gold medal ,Arab Championship under 20 years 2013 in Jordan.
43) Ibrahim Sultan won gold medal Arabchampionship tournament under 16 years 2013 in Jordan.
44) Bashaier Khalil won bronze medal Arab Championship l under 16 years 2013 in Jordan.
Main achievements on the local level:
1) Othman Moss won His Highness the UAE President’s Cup in 1994, 1997 and 1998, while Nabil Mohamed Saleh won it in 1996.
2) Out of 17 times in which these two tournaments were held, the Dubai Club’s players won 16 times each of the UAE Men Individual Championship and the UAE Teams Championship!
3) Winning the under 20 Team Championship which was held only once in 1996.
4) Winning 4 times the UAE under 16 Team Championship and 3 times the UAE under 16 Individual Championship.
5) Winning 7 times the under 14 Team Championship and 8 times the under 14 Individual Championship.
6) Winning 3 times the under 12 UAE Team Championship and 1 time the under 12 Championship.
7) Winning 2 times the UAE under 10 Championship.
On the organizational level, the Dubai Chess and Culture Club has organized several continental and international events such as:
1- The world junior blitz Championship along with the World Junior Championship (Sept. 1985) which was won by G. M. Maxim Dlugy (USA) who won the World Junior Championship for the same year.
2- The Dubai Open Blitz Championship organized during the Dubai Chess Olympiad 1986, which was also won by G.M. Dlugy who played in the Olympiad with the USA team.
3- The Credit Suisse Masters Tournament held in 1994 with the participation of 4 cities.
4- The Asian Cities Team Championship with the participation of 41 cities in 1996.
The Club has 107 players registered with the UAE Chess Federation in all age categories, out of whom there is 4 international masters (Seed Ahmed Seed, Nasser Ahmed Seed, Mansour Abdullah Mohammed and Taleb Moss), and 2 FIDE masters (Othman Moss and Mohammed Abdul Rahim), besides other players who have represented the Club over the years in the UAE team championships. The Club has monopolized such championships for 15 years, and such monopoly was interrupted only in 1995 when the Club withdrew from that year’s championship for organizational reasons.
Dubai Chess and Culture Club is distinguished as being the most modern and biggest dedicated chess club in the world. The main club hall that is honored by the name of His Highness Sheikh Seed Bin Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the largest chess hall ever built within a chess club, allowing the participation of more than 240 players in one tournament, whether on the individual or team level, something that enables the club to host major chess events such as the Asian Cities Team Championship. The training rooms are equipped with advanced hardware and software systems that serve the coach and the trainees, and the hall can be used for different purposes, activities and ceremonies that serve the Club and avail the opportunity for organizing other activities in addition to chess tournaments. In the hall, there is a control room for managing tournaments and activities, equipped with sound and light systems that suit the activities of the Club, besides the computer room that provide services for players and members, although the emphasis is on the benefit of the players.
The Club premises cater for the mind in general, thanks to the large library that serves the visitors and members of the Club, and which is designed so as to provide the reader with the required calm atmosphere and the easy handling in terms of fixtures, capabilities and location at the first floor of the Club next to the management offices.
The main building also includes a reception hall equipped with appropriate systems and decoration, in addition to a prestigious hall for VIP’s, an Internet room, a snooker and billiard room and the cafeteria opened for visitors and players, with all such facilities aimed at creating sociable surroundings for the members besides practicing the chess activity.