Ssegwanyi wins Rwabushenyi Memorial 2015
Monday, 14 December 2015 21:13

IM Arthur Ssegwanyi showed why he is the top rated player in East Africa and won the Rwabushenyi Memorial Chess Championship unbeaten with 7.5 points out of a possible 8 after beating Kenya's CM Ben Magana in the last round on Sunday 13th December 2015 at Hotel Africana in Kampala. The winner scooped the top prize of one million shillings courtesy of sponsors Civil Aviation Authority who injected ten million six hundred thousand in the event.

He was followed by FM Harold Wanyama with 6.5 points in clear second. IM Elijah Emojong tied in third position along with six others including Ben Magana, Grace Nsubuga, Rajab Kamoga, Bob Bibasa, Simon Gonza, Morris Sangalo and Walter Okas (all with 6 points each).
The ladies category was won by Olympian Phiona Mutesi with 7 points after tying with Gloria Nansubuga whom she beat with a better tie break. In third position was Namaganda Christine followed by Goretti Angolikin.

The event also doubled as the National Championship for 2015 and the first qualifying phase of the World Chess Olympiad to be held in Baku - Azerbaijan in 2016 and Africa Individual Chess Championship 2016 to be hosted in Kampala. The top 30 Ugandan participants will form the second phase to be held in January 2016.

Details of the final ranking cross tables of the Rwabushenyi Memorial Chess Championship of 2015 can be found by clicking on the links below:

Open Category  Ladies Category  Children's Category 

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