Uganda

  • 2014 Uganda Olympiad Team

    KAWUMA LEADS AS OLYMPIAD TEAM IS DETERMINED Patrick Kawuma CM Patrick Kawuma excelled to lead with 8.5 points out of 11 as he was joined by FM Harold Wanyama (8 points), debutante Mathias Ssonko (7.5 points) and Arthur Ssegwanyi (7.5 points) to form Uganda’s National Chess team that will also…

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  • Ivy Amoko: Ugandan Olympiad Ace

    Ivy Amoko There was a brief interview of Uganda’s Ivy Amoko who will lead her team to Tromso, Norway to compete in the Chess Olympiad. In the last Olympiad in Istanbul, Turkey, she earned the title of Woman Candidate Master (WCM) and is the reigning National Ladies Champion. Her interview…

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  • Mutesi, ‘Queen of Katwe’ on 33-day tour!

    On Saturday, April 19, Uganda’s Junior chess champion Phiona Mutesi and her coach, Robert Katende will begin a 33 day tour of the U.S. to share her inspiring story of chess, education and faith coming together to create an amazing life transformation. Phiona Mutesi’s story is told in the book…

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  • Uganda wins ‘Battle for Migingo’

    Uganda’s National Chess team outwitted Nairobi Chess Club 12-4 after four grueling rounds over the weekend (8-9 March 2014) in Nairobi, Kenya in what has over the last three years been dubbed “battle for Migingo”. Uganda’s team that comprised of Arthur Ssegwanyi, FM Harold Wanyama, CM Patrick Kawuma and Walter…

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  • Emojong becomes East Africa’s 1st IM!

    IM Elijah Emojong FIDE, the world’s Chess governing body has awarded Uganda’s 20-year old Elijah Emojong the title of International Master (IM) following his splendind performance at the Zone 4.2 Africa Chess Championship that was held in Cairo, Egypt from 29 April to 7 May 2013. Emojong finished the Zonal…

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  • Shoker wins subzonal 4.2…Emojong stars

    IM Samy ShokerPhoto taken from Wikipedia. When is it possible to get +6 (7.5/9) in a tournament and not win? When you are playing in the African Zone 4.2 and playing in the same field as Samy “The Shocker” Shoker. That’s exactly what happened in Egypt when the French-Egyptian overcame…

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  • Queen of Katwe battles Kasparov!

    Phiona Mutesi of Uganda achieved worldwide fame as the subject of the book, “The Queen of Katwe“. This was a spellbinding book that details the tremendous hardships of her life and how her discovery of chess helped to give her hope for a better life. Despite being from the poorest…

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  • Uganda announces new Cabinet!

    Dear All, This is to inform you that the Uganda Chess Federation held its Annual General Meeting on Saturday 23 February 2013 and elected new office bearers as follows: President : Vianney Luggya Vice President: Olga Robina Namwanje General Secretary: Christopher Turyahabwe Treasurer: Augustine Lwanga Director Technical: Stephen Kisuze Director…

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  • Uganda to hold 11 events in ’13

    Phillip Corry, “Uganda Chess Federation lines-up 11 events for 2013,” Kawowo Sports, 12 Jan 2013. Chess players in the country will have to play 11 rounds of competitions in various tournaments this year as the local governing body Uganda Chess Federation unveiled its calendar for 2013 on Thursday. Uganda made…

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  • Coming to America: The Queen of Katwe

    Phiona Mutesi speaking at New York’s Marshall Chess Club with coach Robert Katende. Photo by Latisha Ballard. Phiona Mutesi has had a whirlwind experience since participating in the 2010 Olympiad in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. This is not Prince Akeem’s fictitious “Coming to America,” but a true story of a Ugandan schoolgirl…

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