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Amos Simiyu wins AAG Phase 2

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Amos Simiyu wins AAG Phase 2

Amos Simiyu was the surprise winner in Phase 2 of the All Africa Games Qualifiers held over the weekend.

Man of the moment - Amos Simiyu in action.   Photo credit James Mwangi.
Man of the moment – Amos Simiyu in action. Photo credit James Mwangi.

He was ranked 11th at the start of the event and it was impressive that he won this event which had an average rating of 1873.

Cheryl Ngima on the hand played extremely well when she topped the Ladies Section with 5 points out of 6 games.  She was ranked 15th of the 20 players who took part.

Playing hall.   Photo credit James Mwangi.
Playing hall. Photo credit James Mwangi.

The venue for the event was the KCB Club along Thika Road.

Kenya ladies in action from left - Lyndah Abur, Daphne Mwikali & Agnes Thuo.   Photo credit James Mwangi.
Kenya ladies in action from left – Lyndah Abur, Daphne Mwikali & Agnes Thuo. Photo credit James Mwangi.

Qualifiers for the Final Section

Players who qualified for the Final Section are shown below.

Open Section.
1. Amos Simiyu
2. Philip Singe
3. Ricky Sang
4. Mehul Gohil
5. Joseph Atwoli
6. Ben Nguku
7. Jackson Ndegwa

The above 7 players will be joined in the Final Phase with the following players;

Dr. Victor Ng’ani – Reigning National Champion.

Aguda Lwanga – Top Junior.

CM Benjamin Magana – Top player FIDE rating list.

Joseph Methu – Second ranked FIDE rating list.

Ladies Section
1. Cheryl Ngima
2. WFM Sasha Mongeli
3. Daphne Mwikali
4. Easter Awinja
5. Ann Kungu
6. WCM Lucy Wanjiru
7. Madelta Glenda
8. Lyndah Abur

The above 8 players will be joined in the Final Phase with the following players.

Gloria Jumba – Reigning National Ladies Champion.

Cynthia Awino – Top Junior.

WCM Joyce Nyaruai – Top lady in FIDE rating list.

Akello Atwoli v Mehul Gohil

Amos Simiyu v Milton Kihara

Proudly wearing his club uniform - Mehul Gohil who also qualified for the final phase.   Photo credit James Mwangi.
Proudly wearing his club uniform – Mehul Gohil who also qualified for the final phase. Photo credit James Mwangi.

Amos Simiyu v Mehul Gohil

12th All African Games

The 12th All African Games will take place from 23 August to 3 September 2019 in Rabat, Morocco.

This will be Kenya’s 3rd appearance that the event.  These included Algiers, Algeria (2009) and Maputo, Mozambique (2011).  An article on the 2011 edition can be found in the link below.

Dates of the Final Phase

The final phase will be held over two consecutive weekends from 1st to 3rd and 8th to 10th March 2019.  The event will be a single Round-Robin for both Women and Men’s sections.

Links

Standings & Results.

Chess article on the 2011 All Africa Games.