Mulago Kings Chess Club are enjoying a 4.5 point National Chess League lead ahead of second placed rivals, City Chess Club and require only half a point in the last round to clinch the much coveted trophy.
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The comfortable Kings lead was achieved on Sunday 16th October 2011 after Kings beat third placed Uganda Chess Academy 3-2 before rounding up Mengo Chess Club 4.5-0.5 in the 13th and 14th rounds. In the Kings-Mengo tie its only Mengo’s olympian Bob Bibasa who managed a draw against Kings Harold Wanyama while all the other Kings players won their games.
Elsewhere, City failed to capitalise as they beat Enkabi 4-1 in the thirteenth round but went on to draw with Mulago Rooks 2.5-2.5, a draw that certainly threw away their title aspirations.
Third placed Uganda Chess Academy had a field day with a 5-0 triumph over Enkabi that helped them to narrow the gap between them and City.
Aviation Chess Club beat Barclays Chess Club 4-1 and later lost 2-3 to Mulago Knights while Mulago Pawns beat Kireka Chess club 5-0 and Bank of Uganda Chess Club 4.5-0.5.
Mulago Queens beat UCU Knights 3-2 and later lost 1-4 to Makindye as Barclays edged BOU 3-1. UCU beat MUK 3-2 in the fourteenth round. The detailed weekend results are attached. The league ends with one final round on Sunday 30th October 2011 at Hotel Africana.