The 27-year-old with a rating of 2222 was off to a colourful start, beating lower-rated Peninah Nakabo (1655) in the first of the eight rounds contest....
The New Year present puts Nakanyike close to attaining her dream of becoming Uganda’s first Woman International Master
Nansubuga is now the fifth and youngest female WFM title holder in Uganda.
The title race was between Kireka Club, Kireka Panthers and Mulago Kings, going into the final round that was held on Sunday.
Kanyike amazed with stunning chess play against the traditionally strong Afro-Arab nations and South Africa.
Kawuma presented the cash to Nakanyike’s dad and Coach Augustine Buwule.
The prestigious event has attracted nine African countries including Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Algeria and Somalia.
The 11-year-old primary six St Marcelino Academy Matugga player will be the underdog.
Ssubi Kiwanuka and Kitty Ndagizimana won the boys’ and girls’ U-8 categories with 8 and 7 points respectively.
Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah promises the federation support.
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