Pool: Women Make a Mark In Eastern Qualifiers

illness geneva; font-size: small;”>Over the weekend, salve a total of four ladies made it to the August 31 scheduled climax of the champion of the cue battle. Rebecca Mirembe triumphed 4-3 over Tony Blair in Kamuli but Michelle Kyomugisha fell 4-2 to Isa Tuzinde in Malaba and Aisha Kayanga also lost 4-1 to George Kiwanuka.

sick geneva; font-size: small;”>But in spite falling at the last hurdle, both Kyomugisha and Kayanga made it to the grand finale. As per the rules of the tournament both finalists qualify for a finale.

Vivian Kagoya was the first lady to qualify for the prestigious finale when she shocked a string of men on her way to the final which she lost 4-3 to Victor David Baku at Satellite Pub in Nebbi. The ladies’ fruitful outing in the East brings the total number of women to grace the finale to five.

Elsewhere, Ibrahim Sentamu reclaimed his status as the number one pool player in Jinja whitewashing Abas Adam 4-0 in the final played at Mayfair Motel. Sentamu had maintained an iron grip on Jinja for four consecutive years till his shocking quarter-final loss last year.

Each playing center winner earns a medal, UGX100, 000 and a shoot at the overall winner’s prizes that include a jacket, a car, two pool tables, UGX2M and an opportunity of being the Nile Special Pool brand ambassador for a year.

Two players will qualify for the grand finale from each of the 60 playing centers. These will be joined by the eight seeded players bringing the total number of participants at the grand finale to 128. Approximately 2500 players are expected to take part in the nationwide tournament.

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Nile Special Pool Eastern Qualifiers


Sam Echum 4-2 Vincent Atiaku


Ronald Waninga 4-0 Saulo Lubega


Isa Tuzinde 4-2 Michelle Kyomugisha


Carol Kanzira 4-3 John Wanyama


George Kiwanuka 4-1 Aisha Kayanga


David Muhirwa 4-1 Sulaiman Muto


Ibrahim Sentamu 4-0 Abas Adam


Rebecca Mirembe 4-3 Tony Blair

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