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Milly Takali Wins Rapid Chess Tournament


The fourth edition of the Queens of Chess Rapid Chess Tournament ended with a new champion after Milly Takali raced to the title undefeated.

The event organised to celebrate chess ladies had all the previous three winners take part, but a new name emerged champion.

Woman Fide Master Ivy Amoko, the inaugural winner and Safinah Mugide, the defending champion had both been tipped as favourites, but Takali outcompeted the duo as she finished with 7.5 points.

Takali whose Olympiad hopes crushed against Amoko during the Super 14 didn’t meet the WFM in this competition, but she beat Mugide who she faced in the fifth round.

The Olympian outwitted everyone except Margaret Musoke Nassiwa who she drew with in the last round.

Joan Ahereza with 7 points came second while Nassiwa with 6.5 completed the podium positions.

Mugide finished fifth, Amoko 11th while WFM Christine Namaganda- the other former winner- finished 9th.

Joyce Kabengano was a surprise package. Kabengano is a veteran, but she’s been out of the game for a long time. The rated 1641 came fourth with 6.5 points.

Woman Candidate Master Shakira Ampaire, winner of the National Championship came 6th while WFM Goretti Angolikin, another old timer ended the tournament placed 15th.

Hannah Zion Mawejje won the U20 category. She was followed by Mary Anne Namutebi and Sarah Nakalyowa in the 2nd and 3rd positions respectively.

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