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Kisii Open Chess Championship

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Kisii Open Chess Championship

Details for the Kisii Open Chess Championship are now out.

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.

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 –

A large number of players are expected to take part due to the attractive prize fund of KES 100,000 (USD 1,000).  Uganda’s top players will take part due to the attractive prize fund.

It is interesting to note that this is the first that Kisii town will host a chess tournament.

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.

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Ugandans dominate 2018 Kisii Open.