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Thursday, April 24, 2014

East Africa Open Chess Top Winners: Arthur Ssegwanyi, Elijah Emojong

Hello everyone,

Uganda's Arthur Ssegwanyi has won the East Africa Open Chess T\ournament from among 42 players by top-scoring with 6.5 in eight rounds. The event was held at the Kenyatta University over the Easter weekend. Arthur beat compatriot International Master (IM) Elijah Emojong to earn the first prize of US$1000 and the winner's trophy.

Emojong finished with 6 points to take home US$700, followed by another Ugandan Fide Master (FM) Harold Wanyama with 5.5 points winning US$500. Kenya’s national champion and KCB player, Candidate Master (CM) Ben Magana and former Olympian Kenneth Omolo tied on 5 points to share the 4th and 5th prize, with each getting US$250. Uganda’s CM Ivy Amoko won US$200 as the best lady.

In the open section played over 8 rounds, Steve Okeyo garnered 7.5 points to grab the winner’s trophy and Sh30,000. Collins Young, Givans Amunga, Victor Hongo and Amos Wakhungu each received Sh7,500 after tying in second position with 6.5 points.

Daphne Mwikali won the women's open section with 5.5 points, followed by Deshpande Sanjana 5 points, with Karania Saloni, Ann Kung’u, Gweyani Jumba of KCB and Mary Kung’u tying for 3rd place with 4 points each.

In the boys primary schools section, Sumit Deshpande won with 5 points followed by Aguda Lwanaga (4) and Sunil Subramaniam (3), whereas Krishi Shah won the girls section followed by Fathima Mohamed (3) and Arul Yuvika (3). In the secondary boys section, Subham Rai won with 5 points as Ian Gichuguma and Moses Maina got 5 and 4.5 points respectively. Saloni Karania (5) led Winnie Watani (3) in the women's secondary section. Kenyatta University was declared the best university team. The tournament was sponsored by the Kasparov Chess Foundation to the tune of US$5,000.

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