Second Phase Online Olympiad Qualifiers
Wednesday, 15 July 2020 13:48


UCF held a final phase online olympiad qualifier with live streaming of participants on via zoom application. The top 16 qualifiers from the open and U20 boys played in a knockout 2 game match in 15min + 5 sec rapid format. All matches that ended in a draw proceeded to play a 3min +2sec and if no winner was declared the matches proceeded to an amaggedon match of 3min for white and 2mins for black. The Ladies played a round robin 15min+ 5sec rapid format.


Event winner open category winner FM Wanyama Harold.

The event started at 9:30am and ended at 6:30pm with several highly contested matches. The winner in the open category was the event favorite FM Wanyama Harold. WCM Shakira Ampaire was the winner in the ladies category while Wasswa Mark Nyola emerged as the U20 boys champion. The overall team therefore is as below;


Online Olympiad Team Uganda

1. FM Harold Wanyama

2. Kimera Innocent

3. WCM Shakira Ampaire

4. WFM Namaganda Christine

5. Wasswa Mark Nyola

6. WFM Nakanyike Maria



1. Wagodo Abdul Shakur

2. Meri Ivan

3. Nakabo Peninah

4. Namaganda Shanita

5. Ssenkoole Laurrice Talemwa

6. WFM Nansubuga Gloria

The team shall take a 2day rest and resume trainning headed by the National Coach FM Wanyama Harold. UCF calls upon sponsors to aid the online chess Uganda team with logistics to aid the team players perform to the best of their abilities.

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