The Kenya Nationals Youths and Cadets Chess Championship – Eastern Region Qualifiers took place on 11th March at Mosa Mixed Secondary School which is located in Kitui town.
A total of 40 children from 5 schools in the area took part. These included St. Angela’s Girls, St. Ursula Girls, Braeburn School, St. Charles Lwanga Boys and the host school Mosa Mixed Secondary School.
The top four in each Category qualified for the Nationals Qualification in 18th March, 2017 at Alliance Girls, Nairobi.
The tournament is part of the 2017 Chess Kenya National Youth Team selection process from which Chess Kenya will select the National Junior Team players to represent Kenya in the following international chess tournaments:
a) – Zone 4.2 Under 16 Youth Team Championships to be held 15th -23rd April 2017 in Mombasa, Kenya.
b) – World Cadet Chess Championships (WCCC) for U-8, U-10, U-12) to be held 21th -31st August 2017 in Brasilia, Brazil.
c) – World Youth Chess Championships (WYCC) for U-14, U-16, U-18 to be held 16th -26th September 2017 in Montevideo, Uruguay.
d) – African Youth Chess Championships (AYCC all age groups) to held 1st-10th December 2017 in Giza, Egypt.