Pancho James Madol, a Sudanese contender finally won silverware after emerging victorious in the just concluded 2020 Zabasajja Memorial Open Chess Championship.
The three day event that started on Friday last week climaxed on the evening of Sunday 2nd February at Nob View Hotel in Ntinda.
To win the third edition of the Zabasajja Memorial Open Chess Championship, Panchol Madol beat WCM Ampaire Shakira, Wanjiru Lucy, WFM Christine Namaganda, Okas Walter, and Kamoga Rajab respectively.
The Sudanese chess player Panchol however had two tie breaks with Egesa Emmanuel and Matovu Abel scoring six points after the seven rounds.
Panchol tied up with Egesa Emmanuel and Kawuma Patrick and won on a Bette tie break.
Olympian Goretti Angolikin rose to the occasion winning with 4.5 points out of possible 7 in the ladies’ catergory.
She was followed by WCM Ampaire Shakira and WFM Christine Namaganda at 4.5 and 4 points respectively.
The event that was organized in loving memory of legendary and 8-time record winning champion Willy Zabasajja attracted over 100 participants from four countries.
Kizito Jayden Mubiru – 3 pts
Mugambe Kiwanuka – 2 pts
Kirabo Chessman Daniel – 2 pts
Manasvi Nuli – 2pts
Nambirige Swabura – 2 pts
Tenywa Favor – 1 point
Ssuubi Kiwanuka – 3 pts
Muhumuza Elijah – 2 pts
Kwaza Eric Oryem – 2 pts
Nakasi Kiwanuka – 3 pts
Nankya Janelle Mubiru – 2 pts
Asuimire Pedra – 1 point
Atubet William – 3 pts
Ajiri Nygaard – 3 pts
Kirabo Gabriel Bodman – 3 pts
Namiiro Janice Mubiru – 3.5 pts
Ajiri Benjamin Netanyahu – 3.5 pts
Pido Edwin – 3.5 pts
Age group S50
Kikonyogo John – 5 pts
Kaamu Joseph – 4.5 pts
Panchol James Madol – 6 pts
Egesa Emmanuel – 6 pts
Patrick Kawuma – 6 pts
WFM Angolikin Gorreti – 4.5 pts
WCM Ampire Shakira – 4.5 pts
WFM Christine Namaganda – 4 pts