(Press release courtesy of Uganda Chess Federation)
Uganda’s National Chess League resumes on Sunday, 14th August with fifth and sixth round games as follows:
Round 5 at 10 am:
- Mulago Rooks CC v/s Mulago Pawns CC
- UCU – Mukono Knights v/s Enkabi CC
- Makindye CC v/s Mulago Kings CC
- Aviation CC v/s Kireka CC
- Bank of Uganda CC v/s Mengo CC
- Barclays CC v/s Uganda Chess Academy
- Mulago Knights CC v/s City CC
- Mulago Queens CC v/s Makerere University CC
Round 6 at 3 pm:
- Mulago Pawns CC v/s Makerere University CC
- City CC v/s Mulago Queens CC
- Uganda Chess Academy v/s Mulago Knights CC
- Mengo CC v/s Barclays CC
- Kireka CC v/s Bank of Uganda CC
- Mulago Kings CC v/s Aviation CC
- Enkabi CC v/s Makindye CC
- Mulago Rooks CC v/s UCU – Mukono Knights
Leaders City CC are in for an uphill task against second placed Mulago Knights in the fifth round and are then likely to have an easy time in the sixth round as they take on a depleted Mulago Queens side whose bulk of players travelled to China to represent Uganda in the World Inter University games.
Mulago Queens’ Goretti Angolikin, Ivy Amoko, Grace Kigeni and Rita Nsubuga travelled alongside Mulago Kings’ Patrick Kawuma and Arthur Segwanyi as well as Mulago Rooks’ David Muwanguzi and City’s Mathias Sonko. The event runs for two weeks in Shenzhen, China from 12th to 25th August 2011.
Meanwhile, Elijah Emojong who is representing Uganda at the World Junior Chess Championship in Chennai, India has 3 points after 7 games played. He has won three and lost four in a very strong competition featuring Grandmasters and international Masters. he is the only non-rated player in the event.