Focus On Arinaitwe As National Pool Open Heads To West


diagnosis geneva;”>Arinaitwe who, ambulance rose to fame during the 2011 grand finale when he shocked and awed all the way to the final, has maintained his status as an untouchable in Ibanda.

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“There’s no question that he (Arinaitwe) is one of the players to watch in the Western region. He has maintained his form and is experienced, having played at the biggest stage locally. He was the first player from upcountry to get that far. So barring a major upset, I expect him to return,” the pool association publicist, Michael Mawanda opined.

If he returns to the finale, it will be the fourth consecutive time Arinaitwe will be playing at Uganda’s pool grand stage.

However, Arinaitwe is not the lone star in the West. Shafik Adam, the losing finalists at Desert Island in Mbarara last year, is another player to look out for.

“Shafik is likely to come through firstly due to his experience and two because the player that defeated him last year Andrew Asiku will not be taking part this year due to work commitments outside the country. Isma Luwaga is the other player to look out for in Mbarara,” observed Mawanda.

In Ishaka, Kabale, Rukungiri and Kasese, like has been the case in most upcountry playing centers, Mawanda expects an invasion of Kampala based players hence adding to the unpredictability of the battle grounds in the West.


Agaba Tavern -Kabale

Caves Inn -Rukungiri

Ambiance Pub -Ntungamo

Panorama -Ibanda


Muggles/Pals Pub -Ishaka

Desert Island -Mbarara


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