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Uganda wins Zone 4.4 U16 Team Chess Championship

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Uganda wins Zone 4.4 U16 Team Chess Championship

Uganda was the proud winner of the Zone 4.4 U16 Team Chess Championship which took place in Nairobi.

The event ran from 6th to 10th December 2019 at the Luke Hotel, Nairobi and saw a total of 12 teams from 4 federations.

L-R Faruk Fauza Karim Kizza, Janice mubiru , Mathew mwase, nakanyike maria, victor kanyike, ssenabulya sharif
L-R Faruk Fauza Karim Kizza, Janice mubiru , Mathew mwase, nakanyike maria, victor kanyike, ssenabulya sharif

Kenya had nine teams which Tanzania, Uganda and South Sudan has one side each.

Uganda was sure of the gold medal as they had remained unbeaten for the first five rounds. Tanzania caused a major upset in round 6 when they crushed Uganda 3-1.

The playing hall. Allan Victor Rongoey.
The playing hall. Allan Victor Rongoey.

It gave Team Kenya Stormy Knights a slim chance to become the winners if Uganda lost to South Sudan in the final round.

However, Uganda managed to defeat South Sudan, which only had three players.

Uganda will receive a travel grant to participate in the World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad 2020.

Players, arbiters and officials pose for a group photo. Allan Victor Rongoey.
Players, arbiters and officials pose for a group photo. Allan Victor Rongoey.

Links

Standings & Results of Zone 4.4 U16 Team Chess Championship.

Day 4 report on the Zone 4.4 U16 Team Championship.