Thomas Katairo against FM Patrick Kawuma in the final round of Genocide Memorial. The game ended in a draw.
Thomas Katairo (L) is part of Uganda B while Patrick Kawuma (R) is a member of Uganda A.

West African side Nigeria B stomached their second loss in the Africa Online Chess League following their 5-3 defeat to Uganda B.

The Ugandans won the first set of the sixth round 3-1, before edging the second 2.5-1.5, with Thomas Katairo winning both his games.

Joel Emojong and Shakuru Wagodo lost and drew their second sets respectively, but the two had won their opening sets hence the victory. Ivan Mugisha lost the first set, but claimed his board in the second to help his side secure their fifth victory.

In other games, Uganda A maintained their stay at the top of the table with a comfortable 8-0 win over Namibia B. Fide Master Harold Wanyama, FM Patrick Kawuma, Walter Okas and David Muwanguzi all won their games as they kept themselves at the summit.

Uganda C benefited from a walkover. Their opponents Zambia B didn’t honor the fixture hence the 8-0 win.

RSA Juniors returned to action and they were beaten by Nigeria D 6-2. The side dropped down to sixth in the table standings.

Nigeria A ascended second for the first time thanks to their 6-2 win over Zimbabwe D. The two sides drew their first set 2-2, but the West Africans took the day with a 4-0 win in the final set.

After twelve games of play, Uganda A still leads the table. Uganda B rose up to third with that victory over Nigeria B.

The walkover result didn’t do much for Uganda C as they are still among the bottom sides.

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