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.
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.
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.
Victor Gitonga of Meru School was the winner of the Junior section.
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.
Top three winners in the different sections is shown below:
- Ricky Sang 5/6
- Bryan Toboso 5/6
- CM Vasanth Ramesh 5/6
1. Jumba Gloria 4/6
2. Daphne Mwikali 4/6
3. Easter Judith 3.5/6
Top Junior Boys (Open Section)
- Wekesa Daniel Juma 2/6
Top Junior Girls (Ladies Section)
- Yvonne Mwashe Adego 1/6
Junior Section Top Overall Boy
- Victor Gitonga 6/6
Junior Section Top Overall Girl
- Ruth Kagure 4.5/6
Best Youngest Player
- Fantalis Nduta 4/6