FM Harold Wanyama shrugged off a strong challenge to emerge the clear winner in the just concluded 2017 Kireka Open Chess Tournament.
The event ran from 28th to 31st December 2017 at the Sports View Hotel in Kampala, Uganda.
FM Harold Wanyama was undefeated and obtained 7.5 points out of 8 games. IM Arthur Ssegwanyi was second with 7 points.
In third place was FM Patrick Kawuma who scored 6.5 points and tied with Abel Matovu who had the same points but lower on tie break.
A total of 80 players took part in the Open Section and 44 players in the U1600 Section.
IM Elijah Emojong had a disappointing event when he ended up with only 5 points in 17th position.
The U1600 Section had 44 players. Jimmy Sserwanda, Isacc Mpalanyi and Gift Wagaba were joint winners with 7.5 out of 9 points.
James Kabui and Milton Kihara were the only players from Kenya. Each obtained a respectable 4 points to end up in 48/49th position in the Open Section.
Full details of the event can be found on 2017 Kireka Open.