World Schools Chess Championship: Mixed Results for Uganda

Uganda’s representatives at the first edition of the World Schools Chess Championship have seen a return of mixed results in their opening four rounds.

The inaugural schools event ongoing in Aktau, Kazakhstan has two schools including Friends International Christian Academy and Peak Primary School represent Uganda at the U-12 category.

The two sides opened the event with defeats in the opening two rounds, but FICA did a clean sweep on Botswana’s Curro Baobab School to earn Uganda it’s first victory.

FICA represented by Timothy Mulungi Serwadda, Samora Omara, Benjamin Mwesigwa Serwadda and Sankara Oyang were too good for Curro’s unrated players in the third round.

Peak sat out the third round, but they returned a better side as they drew 2-2 against Private Educational Institution from Tajikistan in the fourth round.

Ruth Thelma on board one and Kayla Mulindwa on board 4 won their respective games, while Natalie Nakandi (board 2) and Elizabeth Saasi (board 3) lost theirs.

FICA lost the fourth round 0.5-3.5 to School Lyceun from Kazakhstan. Only Sankara managed a draw against his opponent. The two Ugandan teams will face off on Sunday in the fifth round.

Over 50 teams from across the world representing their respective schools are competing in U-12 and U-18 age categories in this competition.



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