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Kenya scoops medals at African Schools Individual Chess Championship.

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Kenya finished overall fourth  at the just concluded African Schools Individuals Chess Championship 2016 in Lusaka Zambia after amassing 5 medals, 1 Gold, 1 Silver and 3 Bronze Medals.

Botswana were the overall winners with 3 Gold medals and 3 Bronze medals while hosts Zambia were second with a total of seven medals: 2 Gold, 3 Silver and 2 Bronze medals.

South Africa finished third with five medals: 1 Gold, 3 Silver and 1 Bronze.

Kenya was represented by nine players, and won its medals in the following categories

Under 9 Boys Odongo Lwanga Amol a Bronze medal and a Candidate Masters (CM) title.

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CM Odongo Lwanga. Photo credit Lwanga Karoli.

11 Boys  Samesh Arul a Silver medal and a Candidate Masters (CM) title,  Aguda Lwanga Amol a Bronze medal and a Candidate Masters (CM) title.

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CM Aguda Lwanga. Photo credit Lwanga Karoli.
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CM Samesh Arul (right) on his way to a Silver medal.

Under 13 Girls Krishi Shah a Gold medal and a Woman Fide Master (WFM) title.

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WFM Krishi Shah of Kenya on her way to a gold medal.

Under 15 Girls Reanna Paras Varsani a Bronze medal and Woman Candidate Master (WCM) title.

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WCM Reanna Paras Varsani (left) on her way to a Bronze medal.

Overall summary for Team Kenya is shown below;

captureWe at Kenya Chess Masala are proud of the achievements of this team.