Kenyan chess continues to grow at an astronomical rate.
The Lasier Hill Academy Youth Chess Championship was held last weekend. This was the latest chess event in what is turning out to be a busy 2018.
A total of 109 children took part in the event which had four categories. The groups were U8, U10, U12 and U18.
Timothy Mwabu of Alliance High Schol was the top player in the U18 group which had 32 players. Timothy Mwabu is the reigning 2018 Kenya National Champion U16.
Lalith Reddy Gortia of Oshwal High School was the top player in the U12 group which had a total of 20 participants.
Drish Rakesh Shah of Braeburn Imani was the top player in the U10 group which had 35 players.
Dorella Kyallo of All Saints School was the winner in the U8 group which had 22 players.
Chess players will have 2 events to chose from next weekend. State House Girls School will be hosting their first ever chess tournament. The guest of honour will be GM David Smerdon of Australia.
The other event next weekend is the inaugural Meru Open which is being organised by the hardworking team at Lighthouse Chess Club.