This year’s edition had a number of sides making at least two team entries.
Smack A 9 pts
Namagunga A 10pts
Weatherhead 7 pts
Rhino A 8pts
There is no doubt the SMACK Open has grown in leaps and bounds. The numbers and significance have improved since the inception of the contest in 2011.
This year’s edition had a number of sides making at least two team entries. Hosts St Mary’s College Kisubi fielded three teams and eventually came up big in the boy’s category.
Philip Mugisa was frighteningly good in the schools and clubs one day event. The youngster had all the markings of a rising star and interestingly, his efforts were warranted with the Most Valuable Player in the boys’ category. However in the overall men’s category, they could not keep up with eventual champions Weatherhead.
It was however a no walk in the park for the latter as the competition went down to the wire and in the end; they overcame second finishers Kampala on goal difference. They scored 19, three more than the Stallions.
Playing in a round robin format, Mt St Mary’s Namagunga proved a tad too good in the ladies’ category. They once again proved a mainstay, claiming the title unbeaten on 10 points.
Rhino’s Susan Khainza took delight in finishing as the MVP on a rainy day during the Saturday event.
It was one of the different curtain raising meets to the much anticipated National Hockey League.