2018 Bika Bya Baganda pool shield that will be given to the winner Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

2018 Bika Bya Baganda Pool Championship

  • Friday & Saturday (27th & 28th July)
  • At Club Klein, Nyendo – Masaka
[/media-credit] Grace Nakitto, treasurer of the Bika pool organizing committee during the launch at D-Arena Credit: KAWOWO SPORTS

The 2018 Bika Bya Baganda Pool Championship tournament has cued off at Club Klein in Nyendo, Masaka.

A total of 17 clans in four groups are vying for the coveted shield, specially designed in glass.

According to the chairperson of the local organizing committee, Robert “Pipol” Kayanja, this tournament will run for two days, being organized on the black ball pool rules.

We are glad that this tournament is back. It is being played in respect of the black ball pool international rules. There are 17 teams in the four groups. The best two teams per group will qualify for knock out stages. There will be penalties in case of a draw in the knock-out stages.

[/media-credit] Bika Bya Baganda local organizing committee chairman Robert “Pipol” Kayanja in an interview with the media Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

The team draws were held at D-Arena Pool Joint in Kampala on Thursday with the organizing committee members all present.

Lugave, Ngo, Ngeye, Njovu and Ndiga constitute Group A, dubbed the group of death.

Ngabi Nsamba, Nyonyi Nyange, Nte and Ffumbe are in Group B.

Defending champions Mmamba Gabunga, Kkobe, Mpeewo and Mutima Omuyanja are in Group C.

Nkima, Nsenene, Mbogo and Kinyomo are the Group D teams to complete all the pools.

Some of the organizing committee members enjoy a happy moment on the pool table during the launch Credit: KAWOWO SPORTS

“We are targeting retaining the championship. We have a strong team and all the players have been training well,” Herbert Kayuke, captain of Mmambe Gabunga.

Allan Nsubuga, Dan Mubiru, Humprehey Nsubuga, Hazard Lukomwa and Ibra Mutebi complete the Mmamba Gabunga squad.

The winning team shall be crowned on Saturday evening with gold medals, a shield and Shs 2M.

The losing finals will get 1M and silver medals.


  • A: Lugave, Ngo, Ngeye, Njovu, Ndiga
  • B: Ngabi Nsamba, Nyonyi Nyange, Nte, Ffumbe
  • C: Mmamba Gabunga, Kkobe, Mpeewo, Mutima Omuyanja
  • D: Nkima, Nsenene, Mbogo, Kinyomo


  • Winner: Engabo (Shield), Shs 2M and Gold Medals
  • 1st Runners up: Shs 1M and Silver Medals
  • 2nd Runners up: Shs 500,000 and Bronze Medals
  • Third Runners up: Shs 300,000
  • Quarter-finalists: Shs 200,000

*All participating clans shall receive certificates of merit

Local organizing committee:

  • Chairman: Robert “Pipol” Kayanja
  • Vice chairman: Ismail Kalibbala
  • Treasurer: Grace Nakitto
  • Tournament Director: Poulas Bisaso
  • Publicity Secretary: Katono Sseviiri
  • Secretary: Ronald Kamya
  • Advisor: Wasswa Kayiiya
[/media-credit] 2018 Bika Bya Baganda pool shield that will be given to the winner Credit: © Kawowo Sports | DAVID ISABIRYE

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

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