Zonal Championships in Jimma, Ethiopia PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Tuesday, 28 March 2017 04:42

Zonal Championships: Straight victories for Kawuma, Nsubuga as Joshua Katumba falters

It was a mixed start for Ugandans at the ongoing Zone 4.2 African Individual Chess Championships in Ethiopia as Fide Masters Patrick Kawuma and Haruna Nsubuga posted two victories in as many rounds, while the rest of the players endured difficult starts.

Kawuma outsmarted Kenyan Sumit Deshpande in the opening round before handing Sang Ricky, another Kenyan his second defeat in the competition, while Nsubuga saw off Ahmed Abdi and Yirga Nigussie in his first two rounds.

Joshua Katumba beat Teshome Bekele in the first round, but was handed a strong opponent in the second round, Peter Giltruth, Kenya’s No.1 seed who proved a hard nut to crack and the Ugandan lost the round.

Heading into the 3rd round, Kawuma who initially was to face a lowly rated player in Ethiopia’s Abel Mathewos Tilahum in the first round, but got handed a somewhat strong opponent leads the table on a tie-break. He faces Ethiopia’s Candidate Master Fekadu Desalegn rated 2122 in the round.

Nsubuga has the competition’s second ranked player Egypt’s International Master Amier Moheb to contend with in the 3rd round, while Katumba comes head to head with Mohammed Abasimel hoping to bounce back.

In the Women’s section, Woman Fide Master [WFM] Ivy Clare Amoko drew against her fellow Ugandan Shakira Ampaire in the first round, but out-thought Beyene Teklu Masho in the subsequent round as she kept her hopes for glory alive.

Ampaire followed her draw with another stalemate as she drew with Gloria Jumba, while Penninah Esther Nannozi lost both her games.

Amoko, 3rd on the table faces Kenya’s WFM Deshpande Sanjana Satish in the 3rd round, while Ampaire meets Figaro Dericka and Nannozi takes on Jumba.

Egyptian Woman International Master [WIM] Wafa Shahenda leads the category with 2points. She faces her teammate Elansary Eman on board one in the 3rd round.

A win for Amoko and draw on board one will see the Ugandan level points with the two Egyptians.

Article was published by Marion Malinga of Kawowo Sports publication .Read here


UCF CALENDAR 2017 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Saturday, 11 March 2017 07:42

Uganda Chess federation National Events Calendar 2017










Annual General Meeting


22nd Jan 2017

22nd Jan 2017



Presiden: Mwaka Emmanuel

VP: Otim Isaac

Treasurer: Isaac Munanira

GS: Ategeka Henry

TD: Teba Jordan

DD: Namwangye  Olga

NC: Okoth Joachim

Publicity: Muwanguzi David



Zone 4.2 qualifiers


11th Feb 2017

19th Feb 2017


To get two(2) representatives

Patrick Kawuma and Ivy Amoko

Hosted by MUBS


Easter open chess tournament


To be communicated

14th April, 2017

17th April,  2017





National Schools Chess Championship

Mt of Olives College Kakiri

Friday, 5th May 2017

11th May 2017


Select representatives at African Schools Individual Chess Championships in Namibia august 2017, World Cadet U-8, 10, 12 chess championship, in brazil 21st August 2017, World youth U-14,16, 18 chess championship 2017 uruguay September, 2017

City tyres


Cadet/Youth open chess tournament


End of first term holiday



Select representatives at African Youth Chess Championships 1st dec 2017 Egypt, World Cadet U-8, 10, 12 chess championship, in brazil 21st August 2017, World youth U-14,16, 18 chess championship 2017, Uruguay World youth U-16 chess Olympiad 10th December  India

City tyres


National League


Sun. 11th& 25th June, Sun 2nd, 16th& 30th July, Sun 13th Aug. Sun 10th& 24th Sept. Sun 22nd Oct. 2017

Sun. 11th& 25th June, Sun 2nd, 16th& 30th July, Sun 13th Aug. Sun 10th& 24th Sept. Sun 22nd Oct. 2017


Select representatives   African Club Chess Championships 2018.



Bastille day


10th July 2017

10th july 2017


Blitz championship

Bastille day

French embassy


African Club Chess Championships 2017


20th July 2017

30thJuly 2017


Kireka chess club champions of 2016 league will represent Uganda.



Women’s classic





To promote Women’s chess



National Championship


To be communicated


27th, 28th May & 3rd and 4th June 2017


Winners represent Uganda in African Team Chess Championships in Tunisia 2017 and African Women’s Chess Challenge 2017 in Botswana.

Select national champions men and women




Primary Schools open chess Tournament

To be communicated



UCF/ Decoda

Promote Primary School competition



National Juniors


To be communicated

Second term holiday probably



Select representatives at African Junior Chess

Championships  in lome , Togo  Dec 2017 , World Junior and girls U-20 chess championship 2017, Italy October 2017

City tyres


City carnival open Rapid chess championship


To be communicated






Rwabushenyi Memorial open Chess  tournament



To be communicated



Improve players ratings.

Civil aviation Authority


Independence day open chess rapid








Kireka  Open chess championship


Thurs. 16th, 17th, 18th& 19th Nov. 2017


|UCF/ Kireka chess club

Improve players ratings

Kireka chess Club


Kawuma open



To be communicated

November December


Improve players ratings

Prof. Medi Kawuma and family


Interuniversity games


15th December 2017

21st December 2017





NB: The open tournaments can be won by players from foreign countries however the top competing Ugandan players qualify for the intended event.


International Events 2017






Zone 4.2 Zonal Individual Championship

Jimma, Ethiopia

25th March- 3rd April 2017

Zonal Representatives


Zone 4.2 Youth U 16 Team Chess Championship

Pride Hotel, Mombasa Kenya

Sun 15th April – 23rd April, 2017

African Chess Confederation, Kenya Chess and Mombasa Chess Club.


African Individual Chess Championships 2017

Agadir, Morocco

3 – 15 May 2017


Morocco Chess Federation & ACC


African Amateur Individual Chess Championships

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

7 – 15 Oct. 2017


Tanzania Chess Federation & ACC


World Cup 2017

Tbilisi, Georgia

2S-28 Sept.2017

Georgia Chess Federation



Kawuma, Amoko top Zone 4.2 Qualifiers PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Tuesday, 21 February 2017 06:17


Fide Master Patrick Kawuma finished atop in the Open Category at the Zone 4.2 African Individual Chess Championship Qualifiers that concluded on Sunday at Makerere University Business School.

Aside from his fellow FM Haruna Nsubuga who he drew against in the 4th round, Kawuma out-thought all his opponents to end the tournament unbeaten.

The No.4 seed in the region topped the section with 7.5 points.

Kawuma was closely followed by Nsubuga. The rated 2163 amassed 7 points to end the event as he started- second.

Despite losing to Nsubuga in the final round, Thomas Katairo snatched the 3rd position following his win over Michael Mawanda in the penultimate round. Katairo, like Joshua Katumba finished with 5.5 points, but came third on a tie-break

Katumba took the fourth position ahead of Allan Mathias Ssonko who drew all his last two games.

Ssonko on 5.5 points as well took the last spot in the Qualifiers.

In the Ladies’ section, Woman Fide Master [WFM] Ivy Clare Amoko accumulated 5.5 points. She won five and drew once to end the tourney with 5.5.

The top five players in each category include;

Open Category

1.       Patrick Kawuma

2.      Haruna Nsubuga

3.      Thomas Katairo

4.      Joshua Katumba

5.      Allan Mathias Ssonko

Ladies Category

1.       Ivy Clare Amoko

2.      Penninah Esther Nannozi

3.      Kevin Bennitah Naddya

4.      Shakira Ampaire

5.      Safinah Mugide


The above qualify for the Zone 4.2 African Individual Chess Championships due March in Ethiopia.

Uganda Chess Federation [UCF] will sponsor only the top player in each category meaning only Kawuma and Amoko will be catered for by the federation. Read

UCF also seeks potential sponsors to partner with and enable them field a full team in the in Ethiopia next month 25th March – 3rd April 2017. For more details on the tournament click here.

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