The Kenya Nationals Youths and Cadets Chess Championship – Coast Region Qualifiers took place on 25th February 2017, at Wild Waters in Mombasa (Wild Waters Kenya).
The event was organised by Mombasa Chess Club.
A total of 38 players from the following schools took part; Sheikh Khalifa, Aga Khan High, Aga Khan Academy, MM Shah, Mombasa Academy , Memon High and Oshwal Academy.
In under 8 category Amier Muravej was the winner with 5/5 points, followed by Jason Hira with 4/5 both players from Aga Khan Academy. Aayan Natha of Mombasa Academy came 3rd with 3 points .
John Kamau and Peter Njogu of MM Shah topped Under 12 category both with 5/6 points followed by Haimi Shah of Aga Khan Academy who had 4 points.
17 players registered for under 18 category. Noor Mohamed Shabbir of Memon High garnered 4.5/5 points to top the group followed by Mahek Shah of Aga Khan Academy and Sri Chaitanye of Oshwal Academy both with 4 points.
The top four in each Category qualified for the Nationals Qualification in 18th March, 2017 at Alliance Girls, Nairobi.
The event was also used as preparations for Mombasa Open International Chess Championship which is set for 19th to 22nd April 2017 at Wild Waters. See write up on 2017 Mombasa Open.