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Kisii Open Chess Championship

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Kisii Open Chess Championship

The details of the Kisii Open Chess Championship have just been released.

The event runs over the weekend of 24th & 25th November 2018.  It will feature an Open Section and Junior Section.  The Open Section will be FIDE rated and will have a time control of 60 minutes plus 30 seconds.

The Junior Section will have 6 rounds and a time control of 25 minutes.  This section will not be FIDE rated.

Poster for the Kisii Open.
Poster for the Kisii Open.

The event has been proudly sponsored by Mocha Hotel.  This hotel is one of the top destination hotels in the region – Mocha Hotel.

With a prize fund of KES 100,000 (USD 1,000) this event is bound to attract a large number of players.  Some of Uganda’s top players are also expected to grace the event.

It is noteworthy to mention that this is the first ever chess tournament to be held in Kisii.

Kisii is a city in south-western Kenya.  It is the main urban and commercial center in the Gusii Highlands and the South Nyanza region.

Map of Kenya showing Kisii town.
Map of Kenya showing Kisii town.