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Chess slowly making headway into the Kenyan way of life

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You will recall that last weekend there was the 5th edition of the Daystar University Chess Open which was won by Githinji Hinga.  You can read about this event here – Githinji Hinga win 2016 Daystar Open.

I did not play in this event as I wanted to attend the 2016 Concours D’Elegance which was being held at the Ngong Racecourse.  This is the 3rd year running that the dates for Daystar Open and Concours D’Elegance have clashed!

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Poster for the Concours D’Elegance

This year’s event was once again great fun with many fine cars, bikes and as usual meeting many of my  “petrol-head” friends!

I was pleasantly surprised to find the kids corner had chess!  The kids section had been organised by “Young Engineers” and Prox Chess set up the chess corner.

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Poster for Young Engineers.
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The game we love at the kids corner.
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A Maasai chess player with his “shuka”?

I have enclosed photos of some fine cars and bikes for you to enjoy.

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A 1960 VW Karmann Ghia.
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A 1968 Jaguar 420.
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A 1967 Alfa Romeo GT belonging to Fergus Robley.
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A 1990 Alfa Romeo Replica belonging to Cassini & Tonolo Ltd.
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A 1957 Chevrolet truck belonging to Gary Farrant.
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A 1969 Mercedes Benz 300SEL belonging to Mr Fred Kambuni.
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One of the many bikes on display.
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A beautiful fully functional steam engine. This was the start of the Industrial Revolution.
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The Uganda Bikers Association sent a big contingent for the event.
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Our dear brothers from Uganda who come to take part in this  event.

Another great event organised by the Alfa Romeo Owners Club (Kenya).  This was the 46th edition and was sponsored by Commercial Bank of Africa.