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Day 1 Online Olympiad Qualifier
Saturday, 01 August 2020 09:32

WCM SHAKIRA AMPAIRE SHINES ON DAY ONE AT ONLINE CHESS OLYMPIAD AS UGANDA POSTS MIXED RESULTS

 Uganda started her maiden online Olympiad campaign on 31st July, 2020. Team Uganda is placed in Division 4 pool B alongside 9 other countries including; Cyprus, Syria, Rwanda, Mozambique, Pakistan,

Team Uganda is comprised of 12 players including; FM Harold Wanyama, Kimera Innocent, Wagodo Abdul Shakur, Meri Ivan, WCM Shakira Ampaire, Nakabo Peninah, WFM Namaganda Christine, Namaganda Shanita, Wasswa Mark Nyola, Laurrice Ssenkoole WFM Nakanyike Maria and WFM Nansubuga Gloria.

The experienced players like FM Harold Wanyama and WFM Namaganda Christine are expected to guide debutants including; Kimera Innocent, Wagodo Abdul Shakur, Meri Ivan, Shanita Namaganda and WFM Nakanyike Maria.

In the first match Uganda faced off with Mozambique and lost 4-2

In the second match Uganda played against Cyprus and lost 3.5 -2.5

In the third and final match of day one Uganda lost 5-1 to Syria. WCM Ampaire Shakira scored the only point for team Uganda against the group favorites Syria as is shown below.

Round 4 returns tomorrow and team Uganda is expected to bounce back

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