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Budo blowing hot and cold at Father Grimes Chess Championship

by Nnalubaale Sports
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Kyadondo Senior Secondary School are in the driving seat at the Father Grimes National Schools Chess Championship.

The siblings of Mariah Nakanyike, Victor Kanyike, and Vincent Buwule plus teammate Faisal Kiseka are the reason for this run.

Kyadondo lost 3-1 to St. Henry’s College Kitovu A in the second round but were able to find their footing back and have sailed since then.

They eased past Seeta High A, beating the side 4-0, before going on to beat both St. Mary’s College Lugazi A and Kiira College Butiki A 3-5 and 1-5 respectively.

Kyadondo have never won this tournament, but they seem to be out to write their name in the history books.

Their board one player Kanyike is on a perfect run as he has won all his games being hosted by St. Mary’s College Kisubi.

Kings College Budo in a slow start

Defending Champions Kings College Budo have in their first five rounds registered mixed results.

The side opened the tournament with a loss to Kitovu, but they followed it with a clean victory against the hosts St. Mary’s Kisubi.

They then drew against Namilyango College before suffering another loss which came against Ndejje SS in the fourth round.

However, they recovered in the fifth round and they went on to claim a 4-0 victory over Mother Kevin College.

The hosts, St. Mary’s College Kisubi sit 8th with three wins and two draws while Butiki are fifth with the same number of wins.

Jinja College and Mwiri have their A and B teams seated sixth and seventh respectively after round five.

St. Andrews Kaggwa tops the girls’ category

In the girls’ section, St. Andrews Kaggwa leads the table with four points on their name.

Mustard Seed SS and Kings College have garnered the same number of points and sit second and third respectively.

Defending Champions URDT are placed sixth after winning two, drawing as many and losing one.

In the Primary section, the Open category has Sir Apollo Kaggwa Primary School in the lead with four points.

Still, in the boys’ category, Mustard Seed Primary School managed to pocket four points.

While in the girl’s category, Peak Primary School is well on top with a perfect five and they are the team to beat.

By: Rose Agwang

Photo Credit: Uganda Chess Federation

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