Source: Uganda Bridge Federation The Uganda Bridge Federation is a relatively new national Sports body . In it’s quest to introduce and spread the sport in Uganda, efforts have been directed to Universities first and currently they have created Makerere University Bridge Club, Kyambogo University Bridge Club, Nkumba University Bridge Club, YMCA Bridge Club, Uganda Christian University Bridge Club, IUIU Bridge Club and MUBS Bridge Club. In preparation for the forthcoming AUUS Games scheduled for December at UCU, the Uganda Bridge Federation organized a University Bridge championship last weekend at Makerere University in Mary Stuart Hall and it brought together 6 pairs from Makerere University and Kyambogo university to compete in Duplicate Bridge pairs. In a 3 table movements system, pairs accumulated points over 16 boards and points were converted into the International Match Points ( IMPs) to determine the champions of the day. Aruho Nabimanya & Berna Apio from Makerere University came first with 40 lMPs , followed by 🥈Michael Mwesigwa & Peterson Ntanzi from Kyambogo University with 35 IMPs and 🥉Emmanuel Wamala & Prize Muhwezi from Makerere University came third with 31 IMPs. Egulwa Reagan the Competition director for the day states that “the players played with a lot of caution hence bidding low throughout the entire competition resulting into low scores per board. That explains why the IMPs recorded are low even when a complete cycle of 16 boards were played”. Nevertheless, the entire organizing team is extremely humbled for the turn up of Kyambogo University and Makerere University Bridge players at this maiden championship. As we prepare for the December AUUS Games, the Federation is continuing to engage and introduce Bridge to more universities with an aim to have a competitive bridge championship in December at Uganda Christian University. Else where, the federation has activated it’s efforts to introduce and train Bridge in primary and secondary schools in preparation for the 2024 USSSA Mind Games Championship.

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