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Ricky Sang wins Meru Open Chess Championship

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Ricky Sang of KCB Chess Club emerged victorious at the just concluded 2018 Meru Open Chess Championship.

Ricky Sang tied with Bryan Toboso and Vasanth Ramesh with 5 points out of 6 games.  He was declared winner based on a superior tie breaks.

Winner Ricky Sang of KCB Chess Club in action. Photo credit Eastmond Mwendia.
Winner Ricky Sang of KCB Chess Club in action. Photo credit Eastmond Mwendia.

The event was held at Meru School.  A total of 39 players took part in the Open section and another 93 players in the Junior section.

Caroline Wanjiru Karoki of Karatina University during the event. Photo credit Eastmond Mwendia.
Caroline Wanjiru Karoki of Karatina University during the event. Photo credit Eastmond Mwendia.

Lighthouse Chess Club (Lighthouse Chess Club) were the organisers of this inaugural event in Meru.  Terrian Chess Academy provided (Terrian Chess Academy) the equipment to ensure that fans were able to follow the live games via the internet.

Chess aficionado John Ngugi of Meru School who obtained 2 points poses next to Judith Kiragu of Lighthouse Chess Club.
Chess aficionado John Ngugi of Meru School who obtained 2 points poses next to Judith Kiragu of Lighthouse Chess Club.

Victor Gitonga of Meru School was the winner of the Junior section.

Boys from Meru School get a feel for world class technology with the DGT Board provided by Terrian Chess Academy. Photo credit Eastmond Mwendia.
Boys from Meru School get a feel for world class technology with the DGT Boards provided by Terrian Chess Academy. Photo credit Eastmond Mwendia.

Lighthouse Chess Club have certainly proved to be the most dynamic chess club in Kenya.  They have now hosted major events in Mombasa, Eldoret and Machakos over the past few months.

Ricky Sang (left) receives his prize from the Principal of Meru School Mr Gitari while Judith Kiragu of Lighthouse Chess Club looks on. Photo credit Eastmond Mwendia.
Ricky Sang (left) receives his prize from the Principal of Meru School Mr Gitari while Judith Kiragu of Lighthouse Chess Club looks on. Photo credit Eastmond Mwendia.

Top three winners in the different sections is shown below:

Open Section

  1. Ricky Sang 5/6
  2. Bryan Toboso 5/6
  3. CM Vasanth Ramesh 5/6

Ladies Section

 1. Jumba Gloria 4/6

2. Daphne Mwikali 4/6

3. Easter Judith 3.5/6

Top Junior Boys (Open Section)

  1. Wekesa Daniel Juma 2/6

Top Junior Girls (Ladies Section)

  1. Yvonne Mwashe Adego 1/6

Junior Section Top Overall Boy

  1. Victor Gitonga 6/6

Junior Section Top Overall Girl

  1. Ruth Kagure 4.5/6

Best Youngest Player

  1. Fantalis Nduta 4/6