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GM Adham Fawzy wins 2022 Uganda Masters IM Norm Tournament

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GM Adham Fawzy wins 2022 Uganda Masters IM Norm Tournament

GM Adham Fawzy of Egypt was the winner of the 2022 Uganda Masters IM Norm Chess Tournament. He obtained 8.5 points out of nine rounds to go home with USD 1,000 as the first prize.

IM Gillan Bwalya of Zambia was second with 6.5 points, and he won a cash prize of USD 700.

East Africa’s top player IM Arthur Ssegwanyi was third with 6 points. He went home with a cash prize of USD 500.

Prize winners of the 2022 Uganda Masters IM Norm Chess Tournament from left - IM Arthur Ssegwanyi was third, winner GM Adham Fawzy of Egypt . and IM Gillan Bwalya of Zambia who was second
Prize winners of the 2022 Uganda Masters IM Norm Chess Tournament from left – IM Arthur Ssegwanyi was third, winner GM Adham Fawzy of Egypt . and IM Gillan Bwalya of Zambia who was second

The event, which Lyca Mobile sponsored, saw ten players from four federations (Egypt, Zambia, South Sudan, & Uganda) taking part.

The average rating of the event was 2249, making it certainly one of the most competitive events in East Africa.

GM Adham Fawzy the winner takes on FM Haruna Nsubuga of Uganda.
GM Adham Fawzy the winner takes on FM Haruna Nsubuga of Uganda.

The event ran from 18th to 23rd February 2022 at Kampala’s plush Fairways Boutique Hotel and Spa.

GM Adham Fawzy v Gillan Bwalya

It was interesting that FM Harold Wanyama, who retired from active chess, ended up in 4th position with 5.5 points.

FM Harold Wanyama v Mathias Ssonko

 

Two of Uganda's top players FM Harold Wanyama (left) and IM Arthur Ssegwanyi.
Two of Uganda’s top players FM Harold Wanyama (left) and IM Arthur Ssegwanyi.

IM Arthur Ssewanyi v GM Adham Fawzy

Mathias Ssonko (left) records his move against eventual winner GM Adham Fawzy of Egypt.
Mathias Ssonko (left) records his move against eventual winner GM Adham Fawzy of Egypt.
GM Adham Fawzy v Mathias Ssonko

Gong Thon Gong of South Sudan (left) takes on FM Haruna Nsubuga of Uganda.
Gong Thon Gong of South Sudan (left) takes on FM Haruna Nsubuga of Uganda.
Gong Thon Gong v Mathias Ssonko

Final standing of the 2022 Uganda Masters IM Norm Chess Tournament
Final standing of the 2022 Uganda Masters IM Norm Chess Tournament
Poster for the Final standing of the 2022 Uganda Masters IM Norm Chess Tournament.
Poster for the Final standing of the 2022 Uganda Masters IM Norm Chess Tournament.

Links

2022 Lyca Mobile Uganda IM Norm Chess Championship on chess-results.com.

GM Adham Fawzy wins 2019 African Junior Chess Championship.

GM Adham Fawzy wins 2018 Africa Junior Chess Championship.