Sunday, 27th October Spenah Beach hosted the final Beach Woodball Circuit of the year 2019. Graced by UWbF president the day-long event attracted about 50 participants.
There were a couple of outstanding players in the various categories per gender.
Ronald Mulindwa of Makerere University Business School excelled in the singles male with 39 strokes.
Mulindwa two strokes ahead of Kampala International University’s Bridge Byamukama.
Another KIU player, Brian Gwaaka finished third in the male group with 42 Strokes.
For the women category, Stroke woodball club’s Denise Pulkeria Nanjeru carried a three-stroke lead to win with 42 strokes ahead of Eminents Club duo of Joan Mukova and Joyce Nalubega who both returned 45 strokes apiece.
The pairing of Geoffrey Towongo and Emmanuel Ecuru Opio (Eminents Woodball Club – A) scored 21 strokes to take the men’s honours ahead of Joel Jonathan Lipa (Makerere University) and Timothy Suuna (Airforce Secondary School), who had also returned 21 strokes.
Towongo and Opio were champions basing on the better gate by gate scores.
The same gate by gate score separated the doubles women pairing of Florence Mukoya (Makerere University Business School) and Denise Pulkeria Nanjeru (Stroke Woodball Club) from that of Jackie Naula who combined with Elizabeth Nambeguya (Eminents Woodball Club).
The two pairs had both scored 23 strokes apiece but Mukoya and Nanjeru had a better gate – to – gate scores.
Like the norm has been over the years, the final tally from all the four circuits will count to determine the overall champion on the beach for the entire year.
KIU’s Watson Mugume and Morreen Kirungi championed the mixed double category with 20 strokes, one better of Brian Gwaaka (Kampala International University – A) and Fortunate Assimwe (Ndejje Corporate Woodball Club).
Ndejje Corporate Woodball Club’s Benson Kanyesigye scored 49 strokes with a better gate to gate score to champion the male corporates ahead of Godfrey Bukenya (Kisubi Corporate Woodball Club).
Uganda Electricty Transmission Company’s Jean Agnes Lunkuse won the female corporate class with 54 Strokes ahead of Flavia Nandugwa (Uganda National Examination Board) who scored 55 strokes.
UNEB’s duo of Samuel Ociti and Hassad Kiwuluka combined for 26 strokes to edge Ndejje Corporate’s pairing of Micheal Makoha and Timothy Mugalura.
Joshua Katagadho Joshua and Rose Matovu, both of Ndejje Corporate Woodball Club scored 27 Strokes to win the mixed doubles in the corporate class.
UWbF President Kayongo hailed the character of the participants who have endured the entire season in a golden year where Uganda also hosted a global beach woodball championship at Spenah Beach.