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Candidate Master Title a ‘step to a long journey’, says Joshua Katumba PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Thursday, 06 April 2017 06:28

Candidate Master Title a ‘step to a long journey’, says Joshua Katumba

 

by Marion Malinga

 

Chess Warriors’ Joshua Katumba described the feel of being the new Candidate Master [CM] in the country as ‘great’, but views the title as a ‘step to a long journey.’Katumba earned the CM title after he garnered the required 4.5 points at the Zone 4.2 African Individual Chess Championships that concluded on Sunday in Ethiopia.

“It was not an easy thing because everyone in the tournament was strong,” Katumba rated 1871 said of the event.

“But I was not scared because I had studied how every strong player plays.

“It was a very wonderful experience and being my first international tournament, my performance was good. It was something new to me. It feels great being a Candidate Master, but it’s the first step to a long journey,” he said.

Katumba’s achievement at his maiden appearance the Zonal Championships means Uganda now has three Candidate Masters, the other two being former national team coach Bob Bibasa and Daniel Bagaade, and with him included, the country now has twelve titled players who are active.

The players include the aforementioned three CMs, Arthur Ssegwanyi and Elijah Emojong [International Masters], Patrick Kawuma and Haruna Nsubuga [Fide Masters] and in the ladies section, Ivy Clare Amoko, Grace Kigeni, Goretti Angolikin and Christine Namaganda [Woman Fide Masters] and ‘Queen of Katwe’ Phionah Mutesi with Woman Candidate Master title.

 
UCF CALENDAR 2017 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Saturday, 11 March 2017 07:42

Uganda Chess federation National Events Calendar 2017

 

event

place

Start

end

organizer

objective

sponsor

1.

Annual General Meeting

lugogo

22nd Jan 2017

22nd Jan 2017

UCF

UCF

Presiden: Mwaka Emmanuel

VP: Otim Isaac

Treasurer: Isaac Munanira

GS: Ategeka Henry

TD: Teba Jordan

DD: Namwangye  Olga

NC: Okoth Joachim

Publicity: Muwanguzi David

UCF

2.

Zone 4.2 qualifiers

MUBS

11th Feb 2017

19th Feb 2017

UCF

To get two(2) representatives

Patrick Kawuma and Ivy Amoko

Hosted by MUBS

3.

Easter open chess tournament

 

To be communicated

14th April, 2017

17th April,  2017

UCF

 

UCF

4.

National Schools Chess Championship

Mt of Olives College Kakiri

Friday, 5th May 2017

11th May 2017

UCF

Select representatives at African Schools Individual Chess Championships in Namibia august 2017, World Cadet U-8, 10, 12 chess championship, in brazil 21st August 2017, World youth U-14,16, 18 chess championship 2017 uruguay September, 2017

City tyres

5.

Cadet/Youth open chess tournament

 

End of first term holiday

 

UCF

Select representatives at African Youth Chess Championships 1st dec 2017 Egypt, World Cadet U-8, 10, 12 chess championship, in brazil 21st August 2017, World youth U-14,16, 18 chess championship 2017, Uruguay World youth U-16 chess Olympiad 10th December  India

City tyres

6

National League

 

Sun. 11th& 25th June, Sun 2nd, 16th& 30th July, Sun 13th Aug. Sun 10th& 24th Sept. Sun 22nd Oct. 2017

Sun. 11th& 25th June, Sun 2nd, 16th& 30th July, Sun 13th Aug. Sun 10th& 24th Sept. Sun 22nd Oct. 2017

UCF

Select representatives   African Club Chess Championships 2018.

 UCF

7.

Bastille day

Alliance

10th July 2017

10th july 2017

UCF

Blitz championship

Bastille day

French embassy

8.

African Club Chess Championships 2017

 

20th July 2017

30thJuly 2017

 

Kireka chess club champions of 2016 league will represent Uganda.

 

9

Women’s classic

 

 

 

 

To promote Women’s chess

 TBC

10

National Championship

 

To be communicated

 

27th, 28th May & 3rd and 4th June 2017

UCF

Winners represent Uganda in African Team Chess Championships in Tunisia 2017 and African Women’s Chess Challenge 2017 in Botswana.

Select national champions men and women

 

 UCF

11

Primary Schools open chess Tournament

To be communicated

 

 

UCF/ Decoda

Promote Primary School competition

 

12

National Juniors

 

To be communicated

Second term holiday probably

September

Ucf

Select representatives at African Junior Chess

Championships  in lome , Togo  Dec 2017 , World Junior and girls U-20 chess championship 2017, Italy October 2017

City tyres

13

City carnival open Rapid chess championship

 

To be communicated

 

 

 

 

14

Rwabushenyi Memorial open Chess  tournament

 

 

To be communicated

October

UCF

Improve players ratings.

Civil aviation Authority

15

Independence day open chess rapid

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

Kireka  Open chess championship

 

Thurs. 16th, 17th, 18th& 19th Nov. 2017

 

|UCF/ Kireka chess club

Improve players ratings

Kireka chess Club

17

Kawuma open

Championship

 

To be communicated

November December

UCF

Improve players ratings

Prof. Medi Kawuma and family

18

Interuniversity games

 

15th December 2017

21st December 2017

 

 

 UCF

 

NB: The open tournaments can be won by players from foreign countries however the top competing Ugandan players qualify for the intended event.

 

International Events 2017

 

 

 

 

1.

Zone 4.2 Zonal Individual Championship

Jimma, Ethiopia

25th March- 3rd April 2017

Zonal Representatives

2.

Zone 4.2 Youth U 16 Team Chess Championship

Pride Hotel, Mombasa Kenya

Sun 15th April – 23rd April, 2017

African Chess Confederation, Kenya Chess and Mombasa Chess Club.

3.

African Individual Chess Championships 2017

Agadir, Morocco

3 – 15 May 2017

 

Morocco Chess Federation & ACC

4.

African Amateur Individual Chess Championships

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

7 – 15 Oct. 2017

 

Tanzania Chess Federation & ACC

5.

World Cup 2017

Tbilisi, Georgia

2S-28 Sept.2017

Georgia Chess Federation

 

 

 
Kawuma, Amoko top Zone 4.2 Qualifiers PDF  | Print |  E-mail
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Tuesday, 21 February 2017 06:17

 

Fide Master Patrick Kawuma finished atop in the Open Category at the Zone 4.2 African Individual Chess Championship Qualifiers that concluded on Sunday at Makerere University Business School.

Aside from his fellow FM Haruna Nsubuga who he drew against in the 4th round, Kawuma out-thought all his opponents to end the tournament unbeaten.

The No.4 seed in the region topped the section with 7.5 points.

Kawuma was closely followed by Nsubuga. The rated 2163 amassed 7 points to end the event as he started- second.

Despite losing to Nsubuga in the final round, Thomas Katairo snatched the 3rd position following his win over Michael Mawanda in the penultimate round. Katairo, like Joshua Katumba finished with 5.5 points, but came third on a tie-break

Katumba took the fourth position ahead of Allan Mathias Ssonko who drew all his last two games.

Ssonko on 5.5 points as well took the last spot in the Qualifiers.

In the Ladies’ section, Woman Fide Master [WFM] Ivy Clare Amoko accumulated 5.5 points. She won five and drew once to end the tourney with 5.5.

The top five players in each category include;

Open Category

1.       Patrick Kawuma

2.      Haruna Nsubuga

3.      Thomas Katairo

4.      Joshua Katumba

5.      Allan Mathias Ssonko

Ladies Category

1.       Ivy Clare Amoko

2.      Penninah Esther Nannozi

3.      Kevin Bennitah Naddya

4.      Shakira Ampaire

5.      Safinah Mugide

 

The above qualify for the Zone 4.2 African Individual Chess Championships due March in Ethiopia.

Uganda Chess Federation [UCF] will sponsor only the top player in each category meaning only Kawuma and Amoko will be catered for by the federation. Read

UCF also seeks potential sponsors to partner with and enable them field a full team in the in Ethiopia next month 25th March – 3rd April 2017. For more details on the tournament click here.

 
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