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Uganda succumbs to 4th loss

By Vision Reporter

Added 21st October 2004 03:00 AM

Uganda 0.5 Wales 3.5

UGANDA went down to as the chess Olympiad gained momentum in Mallorca, Spain on Tuesday

Uganda 0.5 Wales 3.5

UGANDA went down to as the chess Olympiad gained momentum in Mallorca, Spain on Tuesday

By William Muwonge
Uganda 0.5 Wales 3.5

UGANDA went down to as the chess Olympiad gained momentum in Mallorca, Spain on Tuesday.

The defeat was Uganda’s fourth, but has won two rounds, beating Fiji and Liechtenstein.
Fred Washaba was the only survivor pulling off a draw against Wales’ Loan Rees in the sixth round.

Playing on board 4, Washaba, making an Olympiad debut, matched Rees from start to finish to share the point.

But his colleagues failed to contain their rivals in the International Chess Federation (FIDE) competition.

National champion Stephen Kawuma, on board 1, lost to International Master William Leighton, Grace Nsubuga went down to Evans-Quek Suan-Shiau while Shadrack Kantinti lost to Tommy Kett.

Washaba’s performance pushed Uganda slightly up to 9 points.

Elsewhere, Ukraine, ranked second, continued their strong hunt for glory by beating Azerbaijan 2.5-1.5.

The number one nation, Russia, is also riding high after a 3.5-0.5 victory over Israel, ranked third.

Ukraine leads the show at 19 points, Russia is second at 18 while Bulgaria is third at 17.

Four countries including Israel are joint fourth at 16.5 points.

The 14-round competition is due to end on October 31.

Uganda succumbs to 4th loss

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