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Ssegwanyi to give tips to Zone 4.2 African Chess team

By Agatha Mutebi

Added 20th February 2017 03:13 PM

Ssegwanyi did not take part in the qualifiers to give a chance to other players to have a feel of the Zonal Championships

Ssegwanyi did not take part in the qualifiers to give a chance to other players to have a feel of the Zonal Championships

Zone 4.2 African Chess Individual Championships Qualifiers
Phase two results (final phase

Top five
Open category
FM         Patrick  Kawuma         7.5        
FM         Haruna Nsubuga         7            
           Thomas Katairo            5.5        
           Joshua Katumba           5.5        
           Mathias Allan Ssonko     5.5
 
Women's category
WFM     Ivy Claire Amoko            5.5        
Esther Penninah Nannozi             4            
Benittah Kevin Naddya                3.5        
Shakira Ampaire                        3.5        
Safinah Mugide                         3.5

International Master (IM) Aurthur Ssegwanyi has promised to extend a hand of assistance to the team of ten players who are expected to represent Uganda in the 2017 Zone 4.2 African Chess Individual Championships.

Ssegwanyi who did not take part in the qualifiers to give a chance to other players to have a feel of the Zonal Championships, expressed his interest in helping out the qualified candidates for the championship in Ethiopia.

"I am ready to share my knowledge and experience of the championship with the players who will be representing our country," said Ssegwanyi over the weekend at the concluded Zonal qualifiers at Makerere University Business School.

"I will be available for any kind of consultations on the game of chess and on how to handle a few players who any of our players will be playing against," he added.

Meanwhile, the race for the top five positions at the qualifiers, saw FIDE Master (FM) Patrick Kawuma and Woman FIDE Master (WFM) Ivy Amoko cliam the top positions in the open and women's categories respectively.

FM Kawuma won seven games and only drew with fellow FM Haruna Nsubuga to collect 7.5 points in eight games while top seed lady in East Africa WFM Ivy Claire Amoko won five games of six and only drew Nannozi Esther Penninah to gather 5.5 points.

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