Home Chess News Update on the 2017 Kitui Schools Chess Tournament

Update on the 2017 Kitui Schools Chess Tournament

535
SHARE

Javier Bella & Titus Musembi emerged as the top players in the U18 and U16 categories respectively in the the Kitui School Chess Tournament which was held last weekend.

The event organised by Samuel Mwimenyi  was a resounding success with 19 players in the U16 category and 10 players in the U18 category.   An interesting observation in this event was that we had more girls (16) than boys (13)!

Participants in action. Photo credit Duke Micheka.

The event attracted 3 schools in the region St Charles Lwanga, St  Ursula and  Mosa Secondary School.

Participants in action. Photo credit Duke Micheka.
Participants in action. Photo credit Duke Micheka.

Future events are expected to attract many more players as School Heads and Principals become aware of the importance of chess.

Organiser Samuel Mwimenyi is now working on the Kitui Open which will hopefully will take place in mid 2018.

Top 5 players in the U18.
Top 5 players in the U16.