The first edition of the Chess Parents and Guardians Association (CPGA) Youth Chess Championship has been successfully concluded today on Tuesday 3rd December.
The two-day event for the grand finale attracted over 185 participants who competed in six age groups U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, and U18 in the Boys and Girls categories.
The closing ceremony of the 2019 maiden season was graced by Robert Kabushenga the Chief Executive Officer of New Vision, and other respectable individuals from different sponsors.
Grace Kiwanuka the CPGA Youth Chess Championship Director was amused with a successful campaign and believes the event will widen the spread of chess countrywide.
“It has really been a successful journey since day one and I thank the participants who embraced this Championship from the five regions across the country. The finals have brought about unity amongst the athletes and we hope to have a bigger event in the coming years.
“I thank the parents who have let their children take part in the competition which has been stiff right from the regional qualifiers and urge them to continue supporting their kids play chess.
Said Mrs. Kiwanuka
The best three performers have went back home with goodies like certificates of participation, gold, silver, and bronze medals, alongside trophies and JESA products.
Hamssadhwane Sivakumar who topped the U16 Girls’ category with 7.5 points also expressed her excitement about the championship that has doubled her levels of thinking.
“It has been a grate Championship as it has created room for finding new friends as my opponents have turned into my friends. The championship has allowed me improve on my levels of thinking and I thank the organisers of this tournament.
Sivakumar, a student from Aga Khan Primary School remarked.
The 185 finalists who represented on the finals came from five regions such as Kampala, Jinja, Gulu, Mbarara, and Masaka respectively.
New Vision, Stanbic Bank, JESA Milk, Sheraton Hotel, Hema Water, Apt Media, and MTN Uganda were sponsors of the maiden tournament.
CPGA Youth Chess Championship Final Rankings
- Kizito Jayden Mubiru (7 pts)
- Aariz Khan (7 pts)
- Kirabo Chessman (6 pts)
- Kobugabe Michelle (8 pts)
- Nakazzi Joan Natalia (6 pts)
- Kirabo Angel (6 pts)
- Ssuubi Kiwanuka (8 pts)
- Nsubuga Jayson Mubiru (6 pts)
- Mwase Arthur (6 pts)
- Nankabirwa Shamia (7.5 pts)
- Ndagizimana Joyce Mary (7 pts)
- Zuri Tatiina (6.5pts)
- Mwase Mathew (7 pts)
- Ntume Ivan (6.5 pts)
- Tandeka Shiloh (6 pts)
- Ndagire Mary Kevin (7 pts)
- Nakasi Kiwanuka (6.5 pts)
- Nabatanzi Sheila (6 pts)
- Ajiri Benjamin Netanhyahu (8 pts)
- Muhebwa Shafik (6.5)
- Kairu Jacob (6 pts)
- Nakakande Sharuwa (7.5 pts)
- Namanda Shamim (7 pts)
- Kimisha Alimocan (5.5 pts)
- Mwebenbezi Osborn (6.5 pts)
- Musiimenta Ian Kelvin (6 pts)
- Nuwamanya Mathias (6 pts)
- Hamssadhwane Sivakumar (7.5 pts)
- Lochoro Pauline (5.5 pts)
- Kabaana Mary (5 pts)
- Talemwa Michael (7 pts)
- Senabulya Sharif (6.5 pts)
- Batambuze Amisi (5.5 pts)
- Lanyero Caroline (7 pts)
- Babirye Hope (5 pts)
- Nahabwe Stella (5 pts)