Friday, 22 June
Pacify – Wakaliga
Jakaranda – Natete
Saturday, 23 June
MM Pub – Kabuusu
Password – Nakulabye
In the absence of Nile Special Pool Championship defending champion Kalifani Ntwali, Joseph Sserwanja will be the man to beat at Pacify Motel as the Nile Special pool championship enters the fourth week in Rubaga tomorrow. This is according to the championship organizing secretary Robert Kayanja.
Asked who he thinks will take the day, Kayanja was hesitant at first before reluctantly mentioning names. “It is tricky. This being an Open championship there are lots of people that register that I have never seen playing. So I really can’t tell who is going to win it.”
“However, I think Joseph Sserwanja and Meddie Abdu stand a good chance. Besides having been a seed five during last year’s championship, Sserwanja has been a consistent performer for his club Samona throughout the season and his teammate Meddie hasn’t been far off,” added Kayanja.
But owing to the unpredictability of the championship so far, the tournament organizing secretary spared a thought for an unknown springing a surprise.
“So far we have 10 new qualifiers for the National finals that had never participated in the national championship. This says a lot about the improving level of the competition. The championship has gained more appeal among the players over the years. So it will not be easy for anyone,” said Kayanja, whose biggest shock so far has been Willy Bboyi’s 4-2 triumph over Umaru Mutaya at California during the third week of the championship.
This year’s national championship has been boosted by UGX500M cash investment from the sponsors Nile Special, UGX120M more than was invested last year. Among others, the additional sum is to cater for the 20 more playing centers that have been added onto this year’s edition bringing the total to 60 centers.
The national finals will take place on Saturday, 25 August, 2012 at Lugogo Indoor Stadium.