Uganda Chess Federation (UCF) president Vianney Luggya said that the tournament is intended to introduce young people to the game of chess
Kampala Junior Chess Tournament
V. Buwule 6points
E. Pido 5
J. Kugonza 5
V. Kanyike 6
L. Nakato 5
M. Nakanyike 4.5
J. Kiseka 5.5
A. Ssebagala 5
M. Basangwa 4.5
Vincent Buwule and his elder brother Victor Kanyike have continued to take charge of the junior chess competitions after winning the inaugural Kampala Junior Chess Tournament that ended over the weekend at Pope Paul Memorial Hotel, Rubaga.
The duo, 9-year-old Buwule and Kanyike (12yrs) ended the two days of competition with 6 points each after winning all their rounds.
In the under-10 category, Buwule beat Adriel Mwesigwa, Imaa Murunji, Jovan Kugonza, Frankline Kitibwa, Edwin Pido and John Vianney. His brother Kanyike defeated Tendo Nannozi, Angel Naluggya, Maria Nakanyike, Daniel Okoth, Lydia Nakato and Hamindu Sseganga to emerge U-13 champion.
Uganda Chess Federation (UCF) president Vianney Luggya said that the tournament is intended to introduce young people to the game of chess and also unearth and develop their talent.
"We have purposely decided to introduce the junior tournaments to see to it that children get to develop and discover their talent in the game of chess and also groom Uganda's future Grand Masters.
Meanwhile, the chairperson of chess in schools, Vianney Mukalazi added that the tournament was introduced in a bid to promote the game country wide.
The tournament attracted over 100 participants in the U-10, 13 and 20 categories from different schools and chess clubs. The winners walked away with trophies and medals.