2015 Pool Queen Champion:

Angella Busingye

CKI Pool Club player, Angella Busingye overcame the 63 other players including the reigning champion, Vicky Namuyanja in a thrilling final 5-4 to clinch the 2015 Pool Queen Championship at Icon Club, Nansana on Sunday morning.

An excited Busingye told Kawowo Sports after the crowning that her victory is attributed to the strict training regime;

I have been training well in preparation for the tournament. My efforts did not go to waste. I am so happy of this victory.

She dethroned 2015 winner, Vicky Namuyanja of Skin Samona Pool Club in a nail biting final watched by a big crowd.

This was the first victory for Busingye in the Pool Queen event, the biggest female pool competition on the Pool Association of Uganda (PAU) calendar.

Busingye smiled home with Ugx 1M cash prize, a glittering trophy, gold medal, certificate and crown.

Namuyanja bagged Ugx 500,000 a certificate and a silver medal. Sharon Mirembe, another CKI player and Indigo’s Vivian Kagoya finished second and third runners up to pocket Ugx 150,000 and Ugx 100,000 respectively.

Some of the quarter-finalists

Pre-tournament favourite, Ritah Nimusiima (the top rated PAU seeded female player) choked at the last eight stage to Vivian Kagoya in arguably the game of the day.

Kagoya led by 4-0 goals to nil before Nimusiima rallied to make amends 4 all.

But, it was Kagoya who had the last smile after winning the decider amidst high tensions from the supporters and players alike.

PAU president Farouk Kisuze Wamala was present to award the different top performers.

The next event on the calendar is the Clubs Knock Out event before the year ending Christmas cup.

Quarter-finals:

Vicky Namuyanja 5-2 Justine Lutaaya
Sharon Mirembe 5-3 Tilda Nabanja
Monica Musinguzi 0-5 Busingye Angella
Vivian Kagoya 5-4 Ritah Nimusima

Semi-Finals:

Sharon Mirembe 3-5 Vicky Namuyanja

Angella Busingye 5-2 Vivian Kagoya

Finals: Angella Busingye 5-4 Vicky Namuyanja

Third Place: Vivian Kagoya 4-3 Sharon Mirembe

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

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