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Peter Majur Manyang wins Uganda Martyr Championship

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Peter Majur Manyang wins Uganda Martyr Championship

Peter Majur Manyang of South Sudan won the 2022 Uganda Martyr Championship, which ran from 3rd to 5th June 2022 at the Kiwatule Recreational Centre in downtown Kampala. He scored 5.5 points out of six rounds to go home with UGX 500,000 (USD 150).

Six players tied for joint second place with 5 points each. These included Emmanuel Egesa, Gong Thon Gong, Rajab Kamoga, FM Haruna Nsubuga, Simon Gonza and Ivan Mugisha.

Peter Majur Manyang.
Peter Majur Manyang.

The highest-ranked player in the event, IM Elijah Emojong, scored 4.5 points to end up in joint third place and 8th in the ranking.

Abdul Kadir Warsame from Somalia vs Junior Pido Edwin from UGA.
Abdul Kadir Warsame from Somalia vs Junior Pido Edwin from UGA.

The hotly contested event saw just over 60 players participating in the six-round event with a time control of 90 minutes plus 30 seconds.

Three players from South Sudan and one from Somalia added an international flavour to the event. Kenya, unfortunately, was not represented.

Patrick Ojok and FM Harold Wanyama sponsored the event with a modest cash prize of UGX 1.825 million or (USD 500).

Tandeka Shiloh (left) vs Mugisha Ivan Jalagatha.
Tandeka Shiloh (left) vs Mugisha Ivan Jalagatha.

Game corner

Peter Majur Manyang v Emmanuel Egesa

Peter Majur Manyang v Ethan Kigundu

 

WCM Shakira Ampaire vs Emmanuel Egesa.
WCM Shakira Ampaire vs Emmanuel Egesa.
Ugandan junior stars in action during the 2022 Uganda's Martyr event.  From left Shafic Muhebwa andCaroline Nabirye.
Ugandan junior stars in action during the 2022 Uganda’s Martyr event. From left Shafic Muhebwa andCaroline Nabirye.
Poster for the event.
Poster for the event.

Martyr’s Day

Martyrs’ Day is a national public holiday in Uganda on June 3rd. The day commemorates the 45 Catholic and Anglican martyrs, who were killed on the orders of Kabaka Mwanga II, then King of Buganda, between 1885 and 1887.

Links

2022 Uganda Martyr’s Day Tournament on chess-results.com.

Team Uganda set for the 2022 Chennai Olympiad.

Rajab Kamoga wins 2022 Uganda Open.

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