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The 2017 Mombasa Open Chess Tournament prize fund

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Mombasa Chess Club have finally announced the long awaited prize structure of the forthcoming 2017 Mombasa International Open Chess Tournament which is set for 19th to 22nd April 2017.

Logo of Mombasa Chess Club.

Their announcement set the social media circuit on fire with their massive and unprecedented KES 100,000 (USD 1,000) top prize and with the total prize fund being KES 400,000 (USD 4,000).

This kind of prize fund is expected to see scores of Ugandan, Tanzanians and possibly Zambians coming to grab a piece of the action.

Poster for the 2017 Mombasa Open.

A list of Mombasa Open Chess Champions is listed below;

2016 – IM Elijah Emojong (Uganda)

2015 – IM Arthur Ssegwanyi (Uganda)

2014 – Mathias Ssonko (Uganda)

2013 – FM Haruna Nsubuga (Uganda)

2012 – LGM Brian Kidula (Kenya)

2011 – FM Harold Wanyama (Uganda)

2010 – FM Harold Wanyama (Uganda)

The full details of the prize fund is shown below.

Prestige Section:

1st Place – Overall: Trophy + KES 100,000
2nd Place – Overall: Trophy + KES 50,000
3rd Place – Overall: Trophy + KES 25,000

Open Section:

1st Place – Overall: Trophy + KES 50,000
2nd Place – Overall: Trophy + KES 25,000
3rd Place – Overall: Trophy + KES 12,500
4th Place – Overall: Trophy + KES 7,500
5th Place – Overall: Trophy + KES 5,000
​1st Place – University Players: Trophy + KES 5,000
​2​nd Place – University Players: Trophy + KES 4,000
3rd Place – University Players: Trophy + KES 3,000
1st Place – Juniors: Trophy + KES 5,000
2nd Place – Juniors: Trophy + KES 4,000
3rd Place – Juniors: Trophy + KES 3,000
Best U1800 Player: Trophy + KES 5,000
Best U1600 Player: Trophy + KES 4,000
Best U1400 Player: Trophy + KES 3,000
Best U1200 Player: Trophy + KES 2,500
Best Unrated Player: Trophy + KES 2,000

Best Club Team: Trophy (based on best 4 results of players from the same club)

Best University Team: Trophy (based on best 4 results of players from the same university)

Best School Team: Trophy (based on best 4 results of players from the same school)

Ladies Section:

​1st Place – Overall: Trophy + KES 20,000
2nd Place – Overall: Trophy + KES 12,000
3rd Place – Overall: Trophy + KES 8,000​
4th Place – Overall: Trophy + KES 6,000​
5th Place – Overall: Trophy + KES 4,000​
Best Junior: Trophy + KES 1,500

Junior Sections:

Under 18

1st Place – Overall: Trophy + 3 gift vouchers​ worth KES 500 each​
2nd Place – Overall: Trophy + 3 gift vouchers​ worth KES 500 each​​
3rd Place – Overall: Trophy + 3 gift vouchers​ worth KES 500 each​​
Best Girl: Trophy + 3 gift vouchers​ worth KES 500 each​​

Under 16

1st Place – Overall: Trophy + 3 gift vouchers​ worth KES 500 each​​
2nd Place – Overall: Trophy + 3 gift vouchers​ worth KES 500 each​​
3rd Place – Overall: Trophy + 3 gift vouchers​ worth KES 500 each​​
Best Girl: Trophy + 3 gift vouchers​ worth KES 500 each​​

Under 14

1st Place – Overall: Trophy + 2 gift vouchers​ worth KES 500 each​​
2nd Place – Overall: Trophy + 2 gift vouchers​ worth KES 500 each​​
3rd Place – Overall: Trophy + 2 gift vouchers​ worth KES 500 each​​
Best Girl: Trophy + 2 gift vouchers​ worth KES 500 each​​

Under 12

1st Place – Overall: Medal + 2 gift vouchers​ worth KES 500 each​​
2nd Place – Overall: Medal + 2 gift vouchers​ worth KES 500 each​​
3rd Place – Overall: Medal + 2 gift vouchers​ worth KES 500 each​​
Best Girl: Trophy + 2 gift vouchers​ worth KES 500 each​​
Under 10

1st Place – Boys: Medal + gift voucher​ worth KES 500​
2nd Place – Boys: Medal + gift voucher​ worth KES 500​
3rd Place – Boys: Medal + gift voucher​ worth KES 500​
1st Place – Girls: Medal + gift voucher​ worth KES 500​
2nd Place – Girls: Medal + gift voucher​ worth KES 500​
3rd Place – Girls: Medal + gift voucher​ worth KES 500​

Under 8

1st Place – Boys: Medal + gift voucher​ worth KES 500​
2nd Place – Boys: Medal + gift voucher​ worth KES 500​
3rd Place – Boys: Medal + gift voucher​ worth KES 500​
1st Place – Girls: Medal + gift voucher​ worth KES 500​
2nd Place – Girls: Medal + gift voucher​ worth KES 500​
3rd Place – Girls: Medal + gift voucher​ worth KES 500​