FM Haruna Nsubuga wins Lighthouse Uganda Open
FM Haruna Nsubuga cruised to a comfortable win the inaugural Lighthouse Uganda Open last week. He obtained 6.5 points out of 7 games.
Michael Mawanda, IM Arthur Ssegwanyi, Simon Gonza and FM Patrick Kawuma were in joint 2nd place. They each obtained 6 points.
The hugely successful event attracted just over 90 players from Seychelles, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Somalia, Kenya and host Uganda.
The cash prize was an impressive UGX 6 million (USD 1,500) making it probably one of the most lucrative event in Uganda.
Lighthouse Chess Club from Mombasa were the sponsors of the event. It was the first time that a Kenyan chess club had organised an event on Ugandan soil.
Eleven upcoming Kenyan players took part in this event. Rocky Wachira Muchiru and CM Jeff Gichuki both obtained a respectable score of 4.5 points.
Uganda School for the Deaf
Lighthouse Chess Club combined their trip with some CSR with a visit to the Uganda School for the Deaf.
The Ugandan School for the Deaf is the first school for the Deaf in Uganda. It was established in 1959 by the Uganda Society for the Deaf at Namirembe Hill.
The Primary School is Government aided & brings together all categories of Deaf children, including Deaf children with multiple disabilities. The school moved to its new site at Ntinda, plot 18 Ntinda road, 5 km from Kampala city in 1989.
The school’s primary task is to cater to the education, interests and unique needs of the deaf children in Uganda.
The school offers primary education with pre-vocation skills in Carpentry, Tailoring, Home Sciences, and Agricultural Practices.