Mukumbya wins National Junior Chess Championship

Fast rising Benjamin Mukumbya is the 2014 National Junior Chess Champion. The youngster attained the title after emerging victorious in the Open category of the  City Tyres sponsored national event that ended o Sunday 24 August 2014 at City Oil, Kamwokya.

Stella Babirye won the Ladies Under 20 category. City Tyres, which sponsored the event for the third time in a row provided all the amenities required including but not limited to playing Hall, 30 trophies for the top three in five categories, 4 bicycles, meals and refreshments for the record setting 520 participants that showed up for the event. Last year’s event attracted 305 players.

Phiona Mutesi who participated in the Open category, pitying her wits against male opposition again put in a spectacular performance finishing in second position.

The top three winners who walked off with trophies in each of the various categories were as follows:

Under 8 Girls
Waibale Precious Ceila
Catherine Nayiga
Kayla Tendo

Under 8 Boys
Vincent Buwule
Akran Nkwanzi
Francis Mpungu

Under 10 Girls
Lydia Nakato 7 points
Namulondo Ntamba 5 points
Angel Naluggya 5 points

Under 10 Boys
Victor Kanyike 5 points
Joachim Kasozi 5 points
Isiah Wasswa 5 points

Under 15 Girls
Gloria Nansubuga 6 points
Valeria Nakitende 5.5 points
Stella Ayerwot 5.5 points

Under 15 Boys
Isaac Ntambi 6 points
Ashraf Ssebagala 6 points
Micheal Basangwa 5.5 points

Under 20 Girls
Stella Babirye 6.5 points
Rhoda Namuswe 6 points
Joan Nakimuli 6 points

Under 20 Boys
Benjamin Mukumbya 7 points
Phiona Mutesi 6 points
Williams Kalugo 6 points

Professional Category

CM Bob Bibasa 6 points
Haruna Nsubuga 5.5 points
Solomon Lubega 5 points

Professional Category Women

Christine Namaganda 3 points
Goretti Angolikin 3 points
WFM Ivy Amoko 3 points

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