International Master (IM) Arthur Ssegwanyi and Olympian Phiona Mutesi won the male and female respective categories of the 2015 Rwabushenyi Memorial Chess Championship held at Hotel Africana in Kampala.

Ssegwanyi, who also won the event in 2014 was unbeaten with 7.5 points out of a possible 8 after beating Kenya’s Chess Master (C.M) Ben Magana in the last round.

Fide Master (F.M) Harold Wanyama finished second with 6.5 points as International Master (IM) Elijah Emojong tied in third position along with six others including Magana, Grace Nsubuga, Rajab Kamoga, Bob Bibasa, Simon Gonza, Morris Sangalo and Walter Okas (all with 6 points each).
 
Among the ladies, Olympian Phiona Mutesi won the event with 7 points after tying with Gloria Nansubuga whom she beat with a better tie break.
 
In third position was Christine Namaganda followed by Goretti Angolikin.
 
The winners won trophies and varying cash prizes.

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

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