A glittering closing ceremony at the KCB Club marked the end of the 2017 Kenya National Chess League which saw a record 20 teams battling for top honours.
The chief guest was visiting GM Pontus Carlsson of Sweden who presented prizes to the various winners.
Equity Bank proved that they were in a class of their own when they cruised to a comfortable win with 53 points out of a maximum of 60 points. They remained undefeated with 18 wins and 2 draws against Anchor Chess Club and Nairobi Chess Academy & Club.
Equity Bank team members included IM Arthur Ssegwanyi, IM Elijah Emojong, Kenneth Omolo, FM Stephen Ouma, Brian Kidula, Peter Diing, CM John Mukabi, Moses Andiwoh, Victor Hongo, WFM Ivy Amoko, WFM Sanjana Deshpande & Daphne Mwikali.
Full cross-table, results and some games can be found here – 2017 Kenya National League
Full list of winners is shown below;
Winner: Equity Bank KSH100,000 + Trophy
Runners up: KCB KSH 50,000 + Trophy
2nd Runners up Nairobi Chess Club KSH 30,000 + Trophy
Board 1: FM Steve Ouma KSH 5,000
Board 2: Maina Brian Kariuki KSH 5,000
Board 3: Jackson Kamau KSH 5,000
Board 4: Roberto Villuela KSH 5,000
Board 5: Sasha Mongeli KSH 5,000
1ST RUNNERS UP
Board 1: Andrew Mumia KSH 3,000
Board 2: Joseph Methu KSH 3,000
Board 3: Ramesh Vasanth KSH 3,000
Board 4: Waweru Brian KSH 3,000
Board 5: Parikh Pranjal KSH 3,000
2ND RUNNERS UP
Board 1: Maigua Joseph KSH 2,000
Board 2: Joseph Kirega KSH 2,000
Board 3: Charles Lwanga KSH 2,000
Board 4: Thomas Nzioka KSH 2,000
Board 5: Vandrev Sravya KSH 2,000
BEST UNIVERSITY: Strathmore University
BEST JUNIOR U16: Aguda Lanka KSH 3,000