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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Uganda national chess championship: Arthur Ssegwanyi, Simon Gonza tied for lead

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Hi everyone,

Back to chess news from Africa - Uganda to be specific where the national chess championship will witness the fifth round on Saturday, November 12, 2011, at Hotel Africana. The lead pair of Arthur Ssegwanyi and Simon Gonza will play an important match while Haruna Nsubuga takes on Samuel Musagga. Rajab Kamoga will play (Farouk Fauza both on 3.5 points). Struggling defending champion, Harold Wanyama will be seeking to redeem himself against unpredictable Mike Akabu.

A total of four rounds will be played this weekend with two games on Saturday and two more games on Sunday. The last two rounds will be completed on Sunday 20th November 2011. The total number of rounds to be played is ten. Considering the big number of rounds it is still too early to predict a winner inspite of the early rounds upset of defending champion, Wanyama.

FM Elijah Emojong who missed the first two rounds is at 2 points, 1.5 points off the pace and cannot be wriiten off either. The winner of the event will other than being named National Champion automatically qualify for Uganda's team at the next World Chess Olympian in turkey. The top thirty will also qualify to proceed to the next phase of the qualifiers. We found this news item at this link.
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  • At November 10, 2011 at 10:54 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    waka waka

  • At November 10, 2011 at 10:56 AM , Anonymous Alexis Cochran, New Zealand said...

    Golly first time a tournament thats so 'spaced out' you mean there are these big breaks during the national championship guess they want people to play - nice to encourage people who cant get off from work. it's actually great to know how chess is catching up in uganda. i hope more of it happens in nz too.


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