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FM Patrick Kawuma wins 2023 Uganda Open

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FM Patrick Kawuma wins 2023 Uganda Open

FM Patrick Kawuma was the proud winner of the 2023 Uganda Open that ended last weekend at the Nob-View Hotel in downtown Kampala.

He amassed an impressive 7.5 points out of 8 rounds to go home with UGX 1.5 million (USD 400) out of the total prize fund of UGX 6.75 million (USD 1,800).

FM Patrick Kawuma the winner of the 2023 Uganda Open.
FM Patrick Kawuma the winner of the 2023 Uganda Open.

Five players tied in joint second place with 6.5 points. These included FM Harold Wanyama, Norman Magino, Gong Thon Gong, CM Emmanuel Egesa and Abdul Shakuru Wagodo. However, FM Harold Wanyama took the silver, and Norman Magino took the bronze based on their superior tie-breaks.

FM Harold Wanyama (left) in action and the silver medalist of the 2023 Uganda Open.
FM Harold Wanyama (left) in action and the silver medalist of the 2023 Uganda Open.

Milly Takali was the top lady player with an impressive 6 points out of 8 rounds.

The event saw just over 150 enthusiasts participating in the Open Section and 100 in the Junior Section.

Daniel Odokonyero won the Junior Section with 7.5 points out of nine rounds.

UCF President Emmanuel Mwaka in action.
UCF President Emmanuel Mwaka in action.

Kenyan players

Michael Kiggs was the top Kenyan with 4.5 points to end up 56th in the ranking. Eight-year-old Nathaniel Manyeki, the 2023 African Youth Chess Champion U8, performed splendidly to end with 4 points and gained 47 Elo points in the event!

Eight year old Nataniel Manyeki of Kenya who is the 2023 African Youth Chess Champion U8 in action.
Eight year old Nataniel Manyeki of Kenya who is the 2023 African Youth Chess Champion U8 in action.

 

Grand Prix 

The Open Section of the 2023 Uganda Open served as the 2nd leg of the Grand Prix Circuit for the 2024 Olympiad Qualifiers and the 2024 Africa Games Qualifiers.

Poster for the event.
Poster for the event.

Past winners of the Uganda Open

2022 – Rajab Kamoga

2020 – IM Arthur Ssegwanyi

2019 – FM Haruna Nsubuga

2017 – FM Patrick Kawuma

Links

2023 Uganda Open on chess-results.com.

Rajab Kamoga wins 2022 Uganda Open.

2022 Uganda Open on chess-results.com.

PGNs from the 2022 Uganda Open.

IM Arthur Ssegwanyi wins 2020 Uganda Open.

FM Haruna Nsubuga wins 2019 Uganda Open.

FM Patrick Kawuma wins 2017 Uganda Open.

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