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Monday, April 29, 2013

Uganda Chess: Elijah Emojong is National Champion 2013 on Tiebreak with Patrick Kawuma

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Hi everyone, 

Fide Master Elijah Emojong has become the Uganda National Chess Champion 2013. He won the title on tiebreak criteria after scoring equal points as Uganda Chess Olympiad team member Patrick Kawuma. Both scored 9.5 points in 11 rounds at the tournament played at Pope Paul Memorial Hotel, according to a press release.

Emojong went into the last three rounds with a half-point lead over the rest of the field. Kawuma took the lead with a win over Aaron Kanaabi in the penultimate round even as Emojong lost to unrated Rajab Kamoga. However, Kawuma could only draw in the last round with national team member Harold Wanyama. Emojong beat Grace Nsubuga in the last round to draw level.

The Uganda national chess championship featured the country's top-12 players. Third place went to youngster Haruna Nsubuga with 8.5 points. Unrated Raphael Buti was fourth followed by Harold Wanyama. 

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