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2011 Mombasa Open is on!!


The 2011 Mombasa Open is all scheduled to start on 8th October 2011 at the Wildwater Resorts which is on the North Coast.

Did I hear you ask me what time the event is starting? Well nobody knows!! I am serious – this is the only chess event in the world that the start time has not yet been stated.

Prize fund – no idea once again. I am serious there is no information on the prize fund as well. I guess again this must be the only chess event in the world where the prize fund has not yet been announced.

I hear you ask – Is anybody going for this event? Of course. I expect at least 40 players will turn up for the event. I know at three Ugandans are on their way. I know one Kenyan bank has also sponsored a team to go for the event.

Why do they do it ie go for an event when details are unknown. Well I guess it is because having a chess event in Mombasa is almost as rare as finding a pair of rhinos mating under a tree!!

I have just called my friend who is now boarding the bus and will leave shortly. He has promised to keep me updated and you can be sure that I will up you guys and gals as well posted.

I am not going for the event as I am traveling with the family next week and will keep you guys updated on new developments in Kenyan chess. There is a lot going on but more on that later…………