Five Ugandan female chess players qualified for the national team to represent the country at the World Chess Olympiad in Norway. The ladies made the cut after qualifiers took place at the Pope Paul Memorial Hotel in Rubaga over the weekend.
WCM Amoko, is rated 1753 by the international chess body (FIDE) in the entire world was the best female with 11 points out of 13 thus becoming the National Ladies Champion 2014.
Uganda’s Woman Candidate chess Master (WCM), Ivy Amoko was the best female player followed by Grace Kigeni with 10 points, Christine Namaganda with 9.5 points, Goretti Angolikin and WCM, Phiona Mutesi with 9 points each.
Amoko told reporters after her win that she will keep practicing for the World Olympiad in Tromso,Norway.
“I will keep training to keep in sharp before the game start in August.”, she said.
Only IM Elijah Emojong has already made the team. The other four positions will be determined on 4th May 2014 at the final qualifiers.
Those vying for the slots include, 2014 Rwabushenyi memorial chess winner Arthur Ssegwanyi, Harold Wanyama, Richard Tugume, Patrick Kawuma and Farouk Fauza,