Uganda’s junior chess team added another victory to the bag after Team 2 outwitted Thailand 1 3-1 in the fifth round of the World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad currently happening in Eindhoven, Netherlands.
Uganda entered three teams into this competition, but it is the B side that is currently holding the flag up high in Europe.
The side consisting of Shiloh Tandeka, Ethan Kigundu, Mathew Mwase and Tatiana Zuri outfoxed the Asian country in round five to make it two wins for them at the competition.
To earn the victory, Mwase and Zuri who play board three and four respectively outsmarted their opponents while Tandeka and Kigundu drew their respective games.
It is victory that puts the youngsters above Japan and South Africa 1 in the table standings heading into the sixth round. The two teams started the tournament ranked ahead of Uganda 2.
Uganda 3 made up of Daniel Dokoria, Ssubu Lwanga Kiwanuka, Nakasi Nansamba Kiwanuka and Hailey Michelle Nio remain the only Ugandan side yet to win a game in Eindhoven.
They have lost all the five rounds played so far. This sees them bottom of the log midway the tournament.
Uganda 1 composed of Arthur Mwase, Edwin Pido, Nygaard Ajiri and Caroline Nabirye have one win to their name that came against Cayman Islands in the fourth round.
The sides will continue to search for victories in the upcoming rounds starting with the sixth and seventh rounds that will be played on Thursday.