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Kam Pharmacy Senior (+40) Rapid Chess Championship


Chess players in Nairobi are eagerly waiting for a novel chess tournament that is set for 17th April 2016 at the Oshwal Sports Complex, Parklands, Nairobi.

Poster for the event.

This event is open to all those above 40 years and is expected to attract a large crowd of players.  Leading the pack will be some elite players like Peter Gilruth, Larry Kagambi and John Mukabi.  All these 3 players have represented Kenya at number of Olympiad events and expect to give the pretenders to the throne a tough time.

Peter Gilruth a key contender for the title.

The brain child of this event is keen chess player Karim Rahemtulla of Kam Pharmacy.

Chess aficionado Karim Rahemtulla (right) during the Festival of Friend 2015 edition at Oshwal Complex.

The details of this event are shown below and the registration site is here – Kam Pharmacy Registration Form.

Eligibility: Players born on or before 17 April 1976
Classification: FIDE rated (Rapid)
Section: Open (first 50 players to register)
Format: 6 rounds Swiss System
Time Control: 25 mins per player per game

Entry Fee + KES 27 via M-PESA to 0724 544 953 (Paras Gudka) :

  • Before 1st April: KES 750
  • On or after 1st April: KES 950

Registration Deadline: 8 pm on Friday, 15 April 2016 (no entries after this).

The prize fund is an attractive KES 31,000 (or USD 310).
Veteran John Mukabi who has been to 7 Chess Olympiads.
Kim Bhari (left) and another key +40 player Larry Kagambi. (Photo credit Bhavani Shankar)

The tournament organiser will be chess entrepreneur Paras Gudka of Paras Gudka on Chess website.