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Monday, November 14, 2011

Ssegwanyi and Nsubuga maintain lead Uganda National chess championship 2011

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Hi everyone,

Arthur Ssegwanyi and Haruna Nsubuga won their eighth round games played at Hotel Africana on Sunday to lead jointly with 7 points each. Ssegwanyi beat FIDE Master Elijah Emojong in the eigth round while Nsubuga beat Farouk Fauza to get to 7 points. The two are unbeaten in the event after winning six games each and drawing two.

More upsets were experienced as defending champion Harold Wanyama lost to Bob Bibasa while another pre-tourney favourite Simon Gonza lost to Mathias Ssonko. In joint third position are youngsters Ssonko at 6 points, David Muwanguzi who beat Amos Emojong also at 6 points and Micheal Mawanda who beat Rajab Kamoga. 

The event's winner will be the National Chess Champion of Uganda and represent the country at the Olympiad in Turkey next year. Two more rounds will be played on Sunday 20th November 2011 at Hotel Africana. You can read the original report here

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