Today’s post will be a bit strange for many of you!
I was browsing through the Business Daily Newspaper when I came across the following photo on page 2. It was none other than my friend and chess supporter – Kange Saiti. Kange was a strong players in the 1990s and represented Kenya during the Africa Junior Chess Championship held in Nairobi, Kenya between 11th to 26th December 1993. Yes Kenya did hold such a prestigious event at that time!
|Kange Saiti (centre)|
Kange ended up with 7 points out of 14 points. Kange is a friend of mine and has supported some of my chess projects.
That event attracted a total of 24 players from South Africa, Angola, Uganda, Mauritius, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Seychelles, Zanzibar, Tanzania and Kenya. What a grand event.
The event was won by Aderito Pedro from Angola who finished with a score of 12 out of 14 points.
At the same time the first FIDE rated event (well in the end it did not get rated due to various reasons) was also held at the same time. That event was won by IM Nascimento of Angola.
|Aderito Pedro receives his prize from the late Tom Sagwe who was Kenya Chess Association Chairman|
|IM Nascimento from Angola gets his prize from Rodrigues of KCA|
|Lyndon Bouah & David Levy of RSA get their prize
Looking on Rodrigues, late Tom Sagwe (sitting) and
Mrs Surbi Shah (long time chess supporter)