(Press release courtesy of Uganda Chess Federation)
National Chess League leaders, Mulago Kings Chess club extended their lead to 3.5 points after beating arch rivals City Chess Club 4-1 in the 12th round played on Sunday 25th September 2011 at Hotel Africana.
In the game, Kings’ Harold Wanyama, Patrick Kawuma, Arthur Ssegwanyi and Grace Nsubuga got wins against City’s Haruna Nsubuga, Daniel Bagadde, Rajab Kamoga and Albert Otete respectively. City’s Christine Namaganda pulled one back for City against Debby Katland Wanja.
The lead would have been bigger if it was not for Makerere University Chess which had earlier in the morning snatched two crucial points from Kings after the tie ended 3-2 in favour of Kings. In that game, MUK’s unknown Peter Taremwa shocked Kings’ former Olympian Kenneth Kakooza with a win as MUK’s Captain Edmund Wagido beat Kings’ Wilson Mugwanya.
In other games, City beat Kireka Chess Club 5-0 in the 11th round as Aviation beat Mulago Pawns and Bank of Uganda Chess Clubs 4-1 and 5-0 respectively.
Third placed Uganda Chess Academy beat Mengo and Kireka by a margin of 3-2 in each game while Makindye Chess Club trounced Bank of Uganda 5-0 and Barclays Bank by the same margin.
Mulago Knights lost 2-3 to Mulago Rooks in the 11th round and later beat UCU Mukono Knights 3-2.
Mulago Queens Chess Club lost 2-3 to Enkabi and beat Mulago Rooks 3-2. In Barclays’ other game, they beat UCU Mukono 3-2.
Detailed scores for the teams and full details of the league can be got from chess-results.com.
Three more rounds are to be played before the league ends. The standings after 12 rounds are as follows:
- Mulago Kings CC – 49 points (out of 60)
- City CC – 45.5 points
- Uganda Chess Academy – 42 points
- Mulago Knights CC – 37 points
- Makindye CC – 35.5 points
- Mulago Rooks CC – 32 points
- Aviation CC – 30.5 points
- Kireka CC – 26.5 points
- Enkabi CC – 25.5 points
- Mengo CC – 25 points
- UCU – Mukono Knights – 25 points
- Mulago Queens CC – 25 points
- Barclays CC – 24 points
- Makerere University CC – 24 points
- Mulago Pawns CC – 23 points
- Bank of Uganda CC – 6.5 points