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FM Haruna Nsubuga lifts inaugural Equity Bank Open title.


FM Haruna Nsubuga of Uganda beat a strong field of players to emerge the winner of the 2016 Equity Bank Open Chess Tournament that came to an end at the Luke Hotel, Nairobi last weekend.

Benard Wanjala of Equity Bank presents the winners trophy to FM Haruna Nsubuga of Uganda. Photo credit Prox Chess.

FM Patrick Kawuma also of Uganda tied with 5/6 points but Haruna was declared winner as he had a higher tie break.  They equally shared a total cash prize of KES 80,000 (USD 800).

In joint second was IM Arthur Ssegwanyi of Uganda, Peter Gilruth and Mehul Gohil with 4.5/6 points.

In the Open section Austin Walela clinched the top prize with 6.5/7 with Joseph Methu and Moses Andiwoh in joint second with 6/7 points.

A happy Austin Walela receives his trophy from Mrs Nagasridevi Srungarapu. Photo credit Prox Chess.

In the Ladies section Joyce Nyaruai proved that she is the best lady player in Kenya by winning this section with 6.5/7 to go home with a glittering trophy and KES 20,000 (USD 200).

WFM Joyce Nyaruai receives her trophy from Satish Deshpande. Photo credit Prox Chess.

The event attracted a total of about 160 players in total.

Winners pose with their sliverware from left WFM Sanjana Deshpande, Joseph Mehtu, Benard Wanjala (of Equity Bank), Patrick Kawuma, Isabella Asiema, WFM Joyce Nyaruai, FM Haruna Nsubuga, Mehul Gohil, Austin Walela, Peter Gilruth, IM Arthur Ssegwanyi. Photo credit Prox Chess.
Prestige Section.
Open Section.
Ladies Section.
Over 12 Section.
Under 12 Section.

Links to the final results can be found on;

Presitge – Prestige

Open – Open U2200

Ladies – Ladies

Over 12 – Over 12