Patrick Kawuma
Patrick Kawuma (R) and Harold Wanyama

Uganda A downed their counterparts Uganda B in the Africa Online Chess League to go second in the table standings.

The side had Fide Master Harold Wanyama, FM Patrick Kawuma, Walter Okas and David Muwanguzi best Shakuru Wagodo, FM Haruna Nsubuga, Joel Emojong and Paul Kafuko respectively in the 25th round.

That was after they had beaten the same team 3.5-0.5 in the second round. The shared spoils came on board two where Kawuma versed Nsubuga.

It was a result that took them second in the league with 10 points, two adrift of table leaders Nigeria B.

Nigeria B didn’t have to hustle on the day to stay atop. The West Africans got walkovers after Uganda C players failed to make appearance for both rounds.

Nigeria B and Uganda A remain the only two teams in the league yet to suffer defeat. Four rounds have thus been played and the other eleven teams have each tasted defeat at least once.

Other results

Quite a number of teams got walkovers on Saturday. Like Nigeria B, Zimbabwe D and Nigeria A were among them. Zimbabwe D opponents, Zimbabwe A weren’t present to offer the challenge and the former won the round 4-0 by forfeit.

Nigeria A beat Zambia B 3-1, with two points in the second round coming as walkovers. Only two Zambia A players made appearance for the round and one lost his game.

Zambia A edged RSA Juniors 2-1 in the second round. Both teams defaulted one of the boards as their players didn’t turn up.

After four rounds of play, Nigeria B lead the table and are closely followed by Uganda A. Zambia A is placed third with nine points, Zimbabwe D is fourth with 7 points and RSA Juniors complete the current top five with seven points.

Uganda B and C are placed seventh and eighth respectively each with four points.

Marion Malinga

Staff Writer for Kawowo Sports

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