Monday, 05 March 2012 08:49
National Junior Chess Champion, Haruna Nsubuga beat Rajab Kamoga in the fourth round of the Olympiad Qualifiers (Second phase) to lead by a full point with 4 points out of 4 games played at Pope Paul Memorial Hotel in Rubaga.
Four more games are to be played in the qualifiers to continue on 8th and 10th March 2012  at the same venue.
In other fourth round games, Olympian Shadrack Kantinti recovered from an early upset to beat Farouk Fauza and get to 3 points, Vianney Luggya beat Micheal Mawanda, Harold Wanyama beat fellow Olympian Kenneth Kakooza, Stephen Kisuze beat Joe Kaamu as Mathias Ssonko beat Frobisha Katula.
After the second phase the top 8 players will be picked to join FIDE Masters Elijah Emojong and Moses Kawuma and Candidate Masters Bob Bibasa and Patrick Kawuma in the last phase to feature a round robin of the top 12 from which four will be picked to join National Champ, Arthur Ssegwanyi on Uganda's team.

The team will represent the country at the 40th World Chess Olympiad to be held in Istambul, Turkey.
The ladies are not playing in this phase.
The leading pack after 4 rounds are as follows:
  1. Haruna Nsubuga      4   points
  2. Shadrack Kantinti    3   points
  3. Rajab Kamoga        3   points
  4. Harold Wanyama     3   points
  5. Vianney Luggya       3   points
  6. Daniel Baagadde     2.5 points
  7. Francis Makhombe   2.5 points
  8. Stephen Kisuze       2.5 points
  9. Farouk Fauza          2.5 pointsMathias Ssonko 2.5 points
22 players are taking part in the second phase of the competition.

Tournament details and games can be found at Chess-Results.com.
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