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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

 

event

place

Start

end

organizer

objective

sponsor

1.

Annual General Meeting

lugogo

22nd Jan 2017

22nd Jan 2017

UCF

UCF

Presiden: Mwaka Emmanuel

VP: Otim Isaac

Treasurer: Isaac Munanira

GS: Ategeka Henry

TD: Teba Jordan

DD: Namwangye  Olga

NC: Okoth Joachim

Publicity: Muwanguzi David

UCF

2.

Zone 4.2 qualifiers

MUBS

11th Feb 2017

19th Feb 2017

UCF

To get two(2) representatives

Patrick Kawuma and Ivy Amoko

Hosted by MUBS

3.

Easter open chess tournament

 

To be communicated

14th April, 2017

17th April,  2017

UCF

 

UCF

4.

National Schools Chess Championship

Mt of Olives College Kakiri

Friday, 5th May 2017

11th May 2017

UCF

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

5.

Cadet/Youth open chess tournament

 

End of first term holiday

 

UCF

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

6

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

UCF

Select representatives   African Club Chess Championships 2018.

 UCF

7.

Bastille day

Alliance

10th July 2017

10th july 2017

UCF

Blitz championship

Bastille day

French embassy

8.

African Club Chess Championships 2017

 

20th July 2017

30thJuly 2017

 

Kireka chess club champions of 2016 league will represent Uganda.

 

9

Women’s classic

 

 

 

 

To promote Women’s chess

 TBC

10

National Championship

 

To be communicated

 

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

UCF

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

 

 UCF

11

Primary Schools open chess Tournament

To be communicated

 

 

UCF/ Decoda

Promote Primary School competition

 

12

National Juniors

 

To be communicated

Second term holiday probably

September

Ucf

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

13

City carnival open Rapid chess championship

 

To be communicated

 

 

 

 

14

Rwabushenyi Memorial open Chess  tournament

 

 

To be communicated

October

UCF

Improve players ratings.

Civil aviation Authority

15

Independence day open chess rapid

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

Kireka  Open chess championship

 

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

 

|UCF/ Kireka chess club

Improve players ratings

Kireka chess Club

17

Kawuma open

Championship

 

To be communicated

November December

UCF

Improve players ratings

Prof. Medi Kawuma and family

18

Interuniversity games

 

15th December 2017

21st December 2017

 

 

 UCF

 

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

 

 

 

 

1.

Zone 4.2 Zonal Individual Championship

Jimma, Ethiopia

25th March- 3rd April 2017

Zonal Representatives

2.

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.

3.

African Individual Chess Championships 2017

Agadir, Morocco

3 – 15 May 2017

 

Morocco Chess Federation & ACC

4.

African Amateur Individual Chess Championships

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

7 – 15 Oct. 2017

 

Tanzania Chess Federation & ACC

5.

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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