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Mujengeres International Open Chess Tournament

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Many of you must be wondering what on earth is “Mujengere” – I am not too sure but my Ugandan friends say is it “Woodpusher” or “weak player” in the Buganda language.

Well this Sunday chess players under ChessPAK (Chess Players Association of Kenya) organised an event at the Bowling Green Restaurant which is located at City Park, off Limuru Road, Nairobi.

Players were celebrating the demise of the former Chess Kenya officials and their replacement with the Interim Committee for Kenya Chess “ICKC”.

I passed by there today afternoon to bring some photos of this event. A total of 24 players participated.  Many top players were present and include – Peter Gilruth, Mehul Gohil, George Mathea,  Ricky Sang, Martin Oyamp, Philip Singe and a big contingent of 6 players from Daystar University led by their chess loving captain Karan Chrisie.

The event was won by Martin Oyamo and in 2nd place was Wangombe Mugo and third place Peter Gilruth.

Youngest player was Yash Shah who was 8 years old and taking part in his first event.

Enjoy some of the photos!

Peter Gilruth in blue shirt takes on Mehul Gohil

Ricky Sang in pensive mood makes his move against
Brian Taboso.

Players from Daystar University

Players from Daystar University

Singe looks out to the lawn while Dr Jeneby in cap
plays Collins Young

View from the entrance.  Daystar University Captain
Karan Chrisie in pink shirt checks out the action

And if you get bored why not get on to the Quad Bike
as the little boy in red. It costs KShs 100 or USD 1.2 for 3
rounds about 2 minutes each!