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Madaraka Day Chess Tournament

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The Light Academy International School was the venue for the Madaraka Day Chess Tournament that ran from 1st  to 2nd June 2018.

There were 38 players in the Junior section and 28 players in the Open section.

Naftali Munyori of Tumaini Children's Home during the Madaraka Day Chess Tournament.
Naftali Munyori of Tumaini Children’s Home during the Madaraka Day Chess Tournament.

U8 boys

Winner – Ruhan Shah  with 4 out of 6 points.

Runners up – Ethan Maina and Vir Haria  with 3 out of 6 points.

2nd runner  Rian Shah with 2/6 points.

U8 Girls

Winner – Eileen Maya with 3.5 out of 6 points

Runners up – Eliana Maina with 3 out of 6 points.

2nd runners up – Tiana Shah with 2.5 out of 6 points.

View of the playing hall of the Madaraka Day Chess Tournament.
View of the playing hall of the Madaraka Day Chess Tournament.

Boys U12 

Winner – Deeyan Dawda with 5.5 out of 6 points.

Runners up – Shubh Shah with 5 out of 6 points.

2nd runners up – Naftal Munyori  & Alvin Ngaruiya  with 4.5 out of 6 points.

Girls U12

Winner – Rheya Shah with 5 out of 6 points,

Runners up – Tanisha Shah  with 3.5 out of 6 points

2nd runners up – Venus Njeri with 3 out of 6 points.

Happy winners pose at the end of the Madaraka Day Chess Tournament.
Happy winners pose at the end of the Madaraka Day Chess Tournament.

Boys U14

Winner – Ryan Maina with 5 out of 6 points.

Runners up – Emanuel Mwadime with 4 out of 6 points.

2nd runners up –  John Kamau  with 3.5 out of 6 points.

Boys U18

Winner – Leon Malombe with 6 out of 6 points.

Runners up – Isaiah Ngao with 5 out of 6 points.

2nd runners up – Naim Abdul Hakim Salim with 4 points.

The tournament was hosted by The Light Academy International School and organised  by Mombasa Chess Academy.  The competition drew participants  from Oshwal AcademyJCC High School, Sheikh Khalifa Secondary School, M.M. Shah & M.V. Shah AcademyLight Academy Boys SecondaryAga Khan High SchoolTumaini Children’s Home and Sirio School.

Story by Paul Ryan of Mombasa Chess Academy.