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Eldoret Chess Championship

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Eldoret Chess Championship

Well guys it is now over.  The Eldoret Chess Championship  (or it was called North-Rift International Chess Tournament or Ambasi International Tournament or whatever).  One of Kenya’s top players Peter Gilruth decimated the opposition with a perfect 6/6 score to collect a cool KES 30,000 as the top prize. Second prize was KES 7,000 and third was KES 4,000.

Peter Gilruth in a photo taken sometime ago. Eldoret Chess Championship
Peter Gilruth in a photo taken sometime ago.

The event’s turnout was very poor due to various reasons – poor publicity and horrible politics being played out away from the board. This does not mean in any way that Peter Gilruth had it easy. We had 9 Kenyans and 6 mean tough Ugandans in this event.  Here is the standings;

Final Ranking after 6 Rounds

Rk. Name FED Rtg Pts.  TB1
1 Gilruth Peter KEN 2180 6.0 21.0
2 Kamoga Rajab UGA 2121 4.5 19.0
3 Nsubuga Haruna UGA 2103 4.5 18.5
4 Ssegwanyi Arthur UGA 2166 4.0 20.0
5 Kanduho Washaba UGA 2100 3.5 18.5
6 Kagambi Lawrence KEN 2000 3.5 16.5
7 Gonza Simon UGA 2075 3.0 24.0
8 Bibasa Bob Gilbert UGA 2160 3.0 19.0
9 Miheso Clement KEN 2210 3.0 17.5
Mony Jacktone KEN 2000 3.0 17.5
11 Nyongesa Humphrey KEN 1950 2.0 18.5
12 Oketch Dismas KEN 1950 2.0 17.0
13 Ochogo Carey KEN 1950 2.0 16.5
14 Miheso Bernard KEN 1950 2.0 15.5
15 Ambasi Militsa KEN 1950 2.0 11.0
Peter Gilruth v Arthur Ssegwanyi

Rajab Kamoga v Peter Gilruth

Ladies Section

The top prize for the ladies was also KES 30,000 and the cross table is shown below.

Final Ranking after 5 Rounds

Rk. Name FED Rtg Pts.  TB1
1 Namaganda Christine UGA 2000 4.0 8.75
2 Wabuti Rose KEN 2000 3.0 5.50
3 Amoko Ivy UGA 2000 3.0 5.00
4 Asiema Isabelle KEN 2000 2.5 5.50
5 Mutesi Phiona UGA 2000 2.0 4.75
6 Nsubuga Ritah N UGA 2000 0.5 1.00

I do not have photos to share at the moment. I have asked my contacts to send me some photos which I will surely put up here for all of you.  The other interesting point is that the organiser of the this event was Chess Kenya and even an unknown chess club called ‘Soy Chess Club‘.  Do not ask me as the only time I heard about Soy Chess Club was some few months ago when I mentioned it some time on this blog.

Links

Standing & Results of the Eldoret Chess Championship.

Standings & Results – Ladies Section of the Eldoret Chess Championship.

PGNs of the Eldoret Chess Championship.

Peter Gilruth retains Jamhuri Cup.

Peter Gilruth wins 2016 Nairobi Chess Club Closed Championship.