2015 Nile Special National Pool Championship:

Grand Final Day: Saturday, 24th October 2015 – MTN Indoor Arena, Lugogo (Cue-off time – 10 a.m)

Entry Fees: 15,000 (Ordinary) and 30,000 (VIP) – With two Nile Special beers or 2 Rwenzori Mineral water bottles

The 2015 Nile Special pool national championship draws were held at Rock Catalina on Thursday morning.

Overseeing the draws was the competitions director, Pool Association of Uganda (PAU), Robert ‘Pipo’ Kayanja.

He took the journalists, some of the players and PAU officials in attendance through the procedure of the draws, explaining how the top seeded players can only meet at the last quarter final stage.

The draws are free and fair because any player seeded or not has a fair chance to compete

Alfred ‘Black Sheep’ Gumikiriza, rated number one by PAU will take on little known Andrew Aseka, who qualified from Mbarara playing center.

The reigning national champion, Fahad Ssewankambo is number 128 on the playing chart and will open up his title defence with David Nagabola who was the champion in Isingiro district.

Sula Matovu, another top seed will tackle Manisulu Bwanika. Navy Matovu opens up his defence with Soroti’s Samuel Echumu.

Black Sheep is optimistic of a great performance come the D-Day;

I am in intensive training for the championship. I respect all the players and that is why every game means a lot to me

Simon ‘The Computer’ Lubulwa will play Cyrus Acir, the Lira district champion in the opening round

Seed three, Amos Ndyagumanawe anticipates great competition but he openly utters his overwhelming confidence ahead of the championship.

Ndyagumanawe will open up his first game with George Kiwanuka.

Alfred Black Sheep Gumikiriza tasted victory in the year 2012

Prizes:

Fahad ‘The Bee’ Ssewankambo is in the lime light as the defending champion

Like in the previous two editions, the winner will drive home on the night in a brand new Toyota Mark II, with a cash prize worth Ug.shs 2M, a winner’s jacket and brand new pool tables.

The first runners up gets a pool table and Ug.shs 1M.

There different cash prizes for all the last 16 players in varying proportions.

PAU is mindful of the dress code at the national championship.

We shall strictly admit players in black shoes, tournament shirt and black trousers.

The national championship is being played for the 9th year running.

Selected Fixtures:

Opening Game: Alfred Gumikiriza Vs Andrew Aseka (Center Table) – 10:00 p.m

Moses Mukwaya Vs Ezekiel Kinyangwa

Ezra Kaggwa Vs Choice Kayongo

Wycliff Mawejje Vs Oscar Ocacakon

Sula Matovu Vs Manisulu Bwanika

Fred Bonde Namanya Vs Chris Mayengo

Navy Matovu Vs Samuel Echumu

Amos Ndyagumanawe Vs George Kiwanuka

Fahad Ssewankambo Vs David Nagabola

Ivan Kanyesigye Vs Ronald Ogenrwoth

 Simon ‘The Computer’ Lubulwa Vs Cyrus Acir

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

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