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IM Elijah Emojong wins the 2016 Mombasa Open

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IM Elijah Emojong 2327 of Uganda who is one of East Africa’s top players yesterday evening won the 2016 Mombasa Open in fine style with 6.5/7 points.

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Proud winner IM Elijah Emojong of Uganda and who is rated 2327. (Photo credit Mombasa Chess Club)

FM Harold Wanyama 2272 of Uganda was the joint winner with 6.5 points as well but with a lower tie break score.  Both players earned KES 25,000 (USD 250) for their efforts.

We have 3 games of IM Elijah Emojong from this event in which he demonstrates his strength and why he is one of the top players in the region. 

FM Steve Ouma 2005 who plays for KCB Chess Club prevented a clean sweep by the Ugandans by coming out 2nd with 5.5 points and to take home KES 10,000 (USD 100).

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FM Steve Ouma in KCB Chess Club attire. (photo credit Isaac Babu).
 

The charming WFM Christine Namaganda of Uganda was the top lady with an impressive 4.5 points to take home KES 10,000 (USD 100).

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WFM Christine Namaganda of Uganda with her trophy. (Photo credit Mombasa Chess Club).
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Winnie Thitu (right) in action. (Photo credit Mombasa Chess Club)
 
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Mathias Ssonko 2116 of Uganda who ended up with a respectable 5 points. (Photo credit Mombasa Chess Club).

In the last round Mathias Ssonko of Uganda seemed to have blundered against compatriot FM Harold Wanyama to blow his chances of getting in the prize bracket.

 

In the U18 section Ankur Phadke was the clear winner with 5.5 points.  In the U12 section and U8 section Makini School students Reuben Githaiga and Ray Gabriel were the respective winners with 6 points each.

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Prize giving ceremonies are great fun! (Photo credit Mombasa Chess Club)
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Ankur Phadke receives his prize from Mombasa Club Chairman Paul Ombui. (Photo credit Mombasa Chess Club)
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Extract of final standings in the Open section.
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Happy prize winner! (Photo credit Mombasa Chess Club)

We wish to congratulate Mombasa Chess Club for putting up an amazing event once again.

You can read about previous editions of this event on this website.