In our efforts to support upcoming chess club we bring you a story on the youngest club in the country written by Black Knights Chess Club Chairman Mr Anothony Kionga. The Black Knights Chess Club who are currently playing in the 2017 Kenya National Chess League.
Black Knights is a young and fast growing chess club in Kenya. Founded in August 2016 with the philosophy of promoting chess in Kenya through chess related activities and development of mental skills among young people, BK already boasts of a consistent 10 and above member participation during their club meetings.
The club is mostly made up of young people who are committed and passionate about chess and love spending their leisure time creatively. They mostly come from Nairobi and its environs.
A great place to play chess.BK is currently self-sponsored and working on registering officially with the relevant bodies. It has a good number of rated players and experienced players like Austin Walela and Moses Andiwoh who bless us with their presence once in a while to offer training and coaching.
In addition to bettering their own game, BK members plan to transfer this knowledge to the younger generation to bridge the gap between experienced older players and young beginners by offering training and practice sessions.
BKCC officials as of 25th January 2017 are as follows
Anthony Kionga – Chairman
Imali Esiera – Vice Chair
Faith Maina – Secretary
Caleb Chege – Treasurer
Ibrahim Wanderi – Director of Play
Emily Mung’asia – PR and Marketing
BK welcomes all lovers of chess to join us every Sunday starting from 3:00 PM at Garden City Mall food court outside Gallitos for fun filled activities such as training, practicing, spectating and settling some old scores. Your presence will be highly appreciated.
Address: PO Box 37867-00100
To connect via Facebook then use Black Knights Chess Club.
“In Chess, the small one can become the big one”
Gloria, Queen of Katwe”.