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Waridi Open Chess Championship 2018

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Waridi Open Chess Championship 2018

The 2018 Waridi Open Chess Championship took place on 9th December 2018.

The venue this time was the magnificent, Michael Joseph Centre, located at the Safaricom Headquarters, Nairobi.

Photo from the 2018 Waridi Open Chess Championship. Photo credit Lawrence Kagambi.
Photo from the 2018 Waridi Open Chess Championship. Photo credit Lawrence Kagambi.

The event was run in two sections.  The U7&9 Section had a total of 16 players.

The U11, 13 & 17 Section had a total of 22 players.

Photo from the 2018 Waridi Open Chess Championship. Photo credit Lawrence Kagambi.
Photo from the 2018 Waridi Open Chess Championship. Photo credit Lawrence Kagambi.

Winners

The winners were as follows:

Boys U17 – Sunil Subramaniam

Girls U17 – Nishi V Shah

Boys U13 – Lalith Valluru

Girls U13 – Liza Patel

Boys U11 –  Danwillies Gachai

Girls U11 – Kayleen Kinyua

Boys U9 – Prathum V Shah

Girls U9 – Angel Gathigia

Boys U7 – Jeremiah Kagambi

Girls U7 – Riya Himanshu Shah

The event was organised by Waridi Chess Ventures in partnership with Baylec Music Academy.

Poster for the event.
Poster for the event.

Waridi Chess Ventures were the pioneers in getting Winka Academy to make chess a compulsory subject from grade 1 to 8.

Website of Winka Academy.
Website of Winka Academy.

Lawrence Kagambi who is a former Kenya National Champion is the proprietor of Waridi Chess Ventures.

He is still a keen and active tournament chess player.

Some of the glittering trophies. Photo credit Lawrence Kagambi.
Some of the glittering trophies. Photo credit Lawrence Kagambi.

Links

Waridi Chess Ventures

Baylec Music Academy

Michael Joseph Centre

Winka Academy

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