2nd Edition Kawuma Chess Open: 9th- 10th January 2015

Hotel Africana, Kampala

Defending champion of the Kawuma Chess open Arthur Ssegwanyi is eager to make an impact lest successfully defend his title as the tournament’s second edition gets under on the 9th January 2015 at Hotel Africana.

The Kawuma Open Chess Championship is set for at Hotel Africana in Kampala.

 Prof. Medi Kawuma and family have sponsored this event for the second year running to the tune of 3,350,000/- Uganda shillings. Uganda Chess Federation is highly grateful to the Kawuma family for this support.
 
Lots of cash prizes will be up for grabs for the winners in the different categories with the Open category attracting a total of 1.7 million shillings in cash prizes. There will also be cash prizes in the ladies category.
 
The Kawuma family has produced a lot of outstanding chess talent including retired UK based FIDE Masters;Stephen and Moses Kawuma as well as 2014 National Chess Champion, Candidate Master Patrick Kawuma.
 
The Kawuma Open is a FIDE rated event and will kick off a busy UCF 2015 Calendar of activities.
 
It will immediately be followed by the regional Rwabushenyi Memorial Chess Championship the following weekend running .

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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