Tuesday, 30 August 2011 18:53

Mulago Kings Chess Club cemented their National Chess League lead with a 5-0 win over Bank of Uganda Chess Club in the seventh round that was followed by a 3.5-1.5 win over Barclays Bank Chess Club in the eigth round. Kings have 34 points and second placed City 32.5 points.

City Chess Club are trailing the leaders by 1.5 points after beating Makere University 4-1 and Mulago Pawns 3.5-1.5 in games played on Sunday 28th August 2011 at Hotel Africana.

In the Barclays - Mulago Kings duel, the titanic clash between Barclays' on form ex Olypian Stephen Opio and Kings' Olympian Harold Wanyama ended in a draw as Barclays' upcoming Ivan Kaddu upset Uganda's most experienced player Grace Nsubuga of Mulago Kings as Kenneth Kakooza and Wilson Mugwanya restored parity for Kings by notching crucial points againts Nsumba Joel and Anthony Musiime.

Uganda Chess Academy which beat Mulago Queens and Makerere University 4-1 each is in third position with 30 points, 4 behind the leaders.

New comers Makindye Chess Club shared the spoils with Mulago Rooks 2.5 each in the seventh round and againg drew with UCU Mukono by the same margin in the eigth round.

Aviation Chess Club inspired by Stephen Kisuze's return hammered Enkabi 4.5-1.5 in the seventh round and followed up with a 3-2 win over Mulago Rooks in the eigth round. Enkabi avenged their earlier loss with a 5-0 thumping of BOU in the eigth round.

Mulago Knights registered two 4-1 wins against Mengo Chess Club and Kireka Chess Club.

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