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IM Arthur Ssegwanyi wins Uganda Open

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IM Arthur Ssegwanyi wins Uganda Open

IM Arthur Ssegwanyi has clinched the 2020 Uganda Open Chess Tournament. He won the event with six points out of seven rounds which ran from 6th to 8th March 2020.

Winner of the Uganda Open IM Arthur Ssegwanyi poses with the Uganda Chess Federation President Emmanuel Mwaka and Ladies Winner Damalie Natembo. Photo credit Uganda Chess Federation.
Winner of the Uganda Open IM Arthur Ssegwanyi poses with the Uganda Chess Federation President Emmanuel Mwaka and Ladies Winner Damalie Natembo. Photo credit Uganda Chess Federation.

Fifty-eight players took part in the event which was the final Grand Prix event for the Olympiad selection. The other Grand Prix events included the Kantinti Memorial, Zabasajja MemorialKireka Open  and the Rwabushenyi Memorial.

IM Arthur Ssegwanyi went home with UGX 500,000 (USD 150) and topped the Grand Prix standings with 75 points. Dut Ajier Agol, Walter Okas Rajab, Kamoga, and FM Patrick Kawuma were in joint second place with 5.5 points each.

Photo from the Uganda Open. Photo credit Uganda Chess Federation.
Photo from the Uganda Open. Photo credit Uganda Chess Federation.

Damalie Natembo won the Ladies section with 4.5 points.

A total of 58 players took part in the event.

It is interesting to note that this was IM Arthur Ssegwanyi’s fourth victory in 4 months! He won the Rwabushenyi Memorial in December 2019, the Kireka Open  in January 2020 and the Rwanda Open in February 2020.  IM Ssegwanyi’s rating is now 2399, and he is due to become the first player from East Africa to cross the 2400 mark.

Proud winners pose for a group photo. Photo credit Uganda Chess Federation.
Proud winners pose for a group photo. Photo credit Uganda Chess Federation.

The next phase is the Super 14 where the top twelve players from the Grand Prix will play a round-robin with the top junior and a wild card. The top 5 players from this event will make the Olympiad team.

IM Arthur Ssegwanyi v FM Haruna Nsubuga

Walter Okas v FM Patrick Kawuma

Poster for the Uganda Open.
Poster for the Uganda Open.
Ranking cross table for the top 24 players.
Ranking cross table for the top 24 players.

Links

Standings & Results of the 2020 Uganda Open.