Fowler, Mworozi progress in Castle Lite Squash Open

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Martin Fowler and Stephen Mworozi made little work of their opponents on Monday night to qualify for the second round as the Castle Lite Squash Open at the Kampala Club courts, Nakasero.

Martin Fowler and Stephen Mworozi made little work of their opponents on Monday night to qualify for the second round as the Castle Lite Squash Open at the Kampala Club courts, Nakasero. Fowler, chairman Uganda Squash Rackets Association (USRA) humbled Evans Somaia 3-0 in the first round of the Category B event, while Mworozi also dispatched Juma Ssemanda by the same score.


The 2011 Castle Lite event will end on November 12th with the finals of the Group A, B, C and the women’s final. The event is sponsored by Nile Breweries Limited (NBL) through their Castle Lite brand to a tune of 15b million shillings.
In the group B games played on Monday night, Bank of Uganda’s Victor Walusimbi lost 3-0 to Olivier Michael, while Alexander Lam also defeated Emma Tugume 3-1 in a tough contest.


Group B top seed Musa Matovu, Mika Galia and Ronnie Kaserenge got byes into the second round. Kaserenge will however5 face a tough test when he takes on seed 2 Robins Muhairwe this evening. Action in group A which has top seed Michael Kawooya, Brian Okumu, Ian Rukunya Kajubu, Lawrence Matovu and four other players is expected to start today, while the women’s action starts Wednesday.

Meanwhile, USRA secretary general Richard Tinka has said they are going to try to expose players as much as possible in the 2012 season. “It is high time we looked around for more sponsorship so that we can have many more tournaments and also send players for other tournaments around Africa so that they can get exposed,” he said an interview on Monday.


This year USRA were unfortunate when Bank of Uganda withdrew its support for the annual Bank of Uganda Open Championship. The vent, which was the biggest on the calendar attracted players from Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia.