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2018 Mukuru Junior Chess Championship

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Kenyans came up with a new hashtag a few years ago.  That hashtag was #chessmashinani which loosely translated to mean ‘chess at the grassroots’.

You can find the story on the hashtag here – Chess Mashinani.

We now bring you another story on this hashtag as reported by our hard working FA Duke Michieka.  We were also fortunate to team up with Planet Pixel who provided some nice photos from this event.

Poster of the event.
Poster of the event.

A record total of 278 students participated in the 3rd edition of the Mukuru Junior Chess Championship (MJCC) 3rd Edition.

Photo from the event.  Photo credit Jesse Kamau,  of Planet Pixel Photography.
Photo from the event. Photo credit Jesse Kamau, of Planet Pixel Photography.

The event was organised by SOM Chess Academy Nairobi last weekend at the Carson Academy of Kingdom Excellence (CAKE) in Mukuru.

The below medalists emerged tops in their respective sections after the final sixth round :

Under 8 Boys
1 Mutinda Elvis 5/6
2 Victor Ngumbau 4/6
3 Prince Francis Irungu 4/6

Under 8 Girls
1 Mutheu Dorcas 6/6
2 Binti Betty 5/6
3 Prudence Ombaitsa 4/6

Yes you are allowed to  intimidate your opponent with your stare!!  Photo credit Jesse Kamau,  of Planet Pixel Photography.
Yes you are allowed to intimidate your opponent with your stare!! Photo credit Jesse Kamau, of Planet Pixel Photography.

Under 10 Boys
1 Alexander Mutunga 6/6
2 Morgan Stanley 5/6
3 Brian Mwendwa 5/6

Trophies for the winner.  Photo from the event.  Photo credit Jesse Kamau,  of Planet Pixel Photography.
Trophies for the winner. Photo credit Jesse Kamau, of Planet Pixel Photography.

Under 10 Girls
1 Esther Deborah Juma 5.5/6
2 Sylvia Awinja 5/6
3 Miriam Nzangi 4.5/6

Under 12 Boys
1 Elisha Masinde 6/6
2 Myles Anyona 5/6
3 Frankline Ogoro 5/6

Under 12 Girls
1 Caroline Mumbua 5.5/6
2 Sarah Momanyi 5/6
3 Malkia Raymond 5/6

Under 14 Boys
1 Isaiah Otieno 5.5/6
2 Dennis Kaniaru 5.5/6
3 Pasaka Junior 5/6

Under 14 Girls
1 Ruth Liambira 5/6
2 Jacinta Mwikali 5/6
3 Phyillicy Samson 4.5/6

Under 16 Boys
1 John Makibia 6/6
2 Kennedy Omwanza 5/6
3 Alex Nyabasa 4/6

Under 16 Girls
1 Hellen Kemunto 3/6
2 Grace Mueni 3/6
3 Faith Anyonje 2/6

Full results can be accessed on the below link.

3rd Mukuru Junior Chess Championship.