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IM Elijah Emojong wins 2022 Genocide Memorial

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IM Elijah Emojong wins 2022 Genocide Memorial

IM Elijah Emojong of Uganda was the 2022 Genocide Memorial Chess Tournament winner when he scored 5.5 points.

IM Elijah Emojong poses with his trophy for winning the 2022 Genocide Memorial.
The proud winner of the 2022 Genocide Memorial – IM Elijah Emojong poses with his trophy

FM Haruna Nsubuga of Uganda also scored 5.5 points but had a lower tie-break to take the second spot but equally shared the RWF 380,000 (USD 400) cash prize.

The event held at the Hilltop Hotel in downtown Kigali attracted 48 participants and ran from 3rd to 5th June 2022.

Ben Tom Zimurinda was the top Rwandese player who ended with 5 points in joint second place or 3rd in the ranking.

Peter Majur Manyang of South Sudan, who won the 2022 Uganda Martyr Championship earlier in the month in Kampala, was fourth in the ranking.

Prize winners and officials pose for a group photo.
Prize winners and officials pose for a group photo.
IM Elijah Emojong v Ben Tom Zimurinda

FM Haruna Nsubuga v Emmauel Mukose

Joseph Kaamu v Damascene Hagenimana

In this game 72 year old veteran Joseph Kaamu delivers a double check and snatches a piece from his opponents.

Joseph Kaamu (left) receives his prize for second place in the U1800 category.
Joseph Kaamu (left) receives his prize for second place in the U1800 category.
Constantin Ndikubwimana who was second in the PWD section.
Constantin Ndikubwimana who was second in the PWD section.
Section of the playing hall of the 2022 Genocide Memorial.
Section of the playing hall of the 2022 Genocide Memorial.
Poster for the 2022 Genocide Memorial.
Poster for the 2022 Genocide Memorial.

Rwanda Genocide

During the 1994 Rwandan genocide, also known as the genocide against the Tutsi, members of the Hutu ethnic majority in the east-central African nation of Rwanda murdered as many as 800,000 people, mostly of the Tutsi minority.

Links

2022 Genocide Memorial on chess-results.com.

FM Patrick Kawuma wins 2019 Genocide Open.

Matthias Ssonko wins 2018 Genocide Memorial.

Ugandans dominate 2017 Genocide Open.

Rwanda Olympiad Team set for Chennai Olympiad.

IM Arthur Ssegwanyi wins 2020 Rwanda Open.

FM Haruna Nsubuga wins 2019 Rwanda Open.

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