Eastern Regional Schools Chess Qualifiers Championship
The Kenya National Youth and Cadet Chess Championships 2019 (KNYCC) Eastern Regional qualifiers were held on 9th February 2019. The venue for the event was Mosa Secondary School.
Many regions are currently hosting their regional qualifiers in preparations of the finals set for April 2019.
Most regional events have over 300 players while this event only seemed to attract about 100 players from 6 schools.
It is, however this region that has caught my attention. It is the one event where the number of female players exceeds male players by a ratio of 3:1!! I am at a loss to explain why this is the case. It seems very unusual even from a global perspective.
It is most likely that this region will produce the Kenya Ladies National Champion in the next four years.
A total of 11 players took part (9 girls).
Mumo Kyalo – St Charles Lwanga with 6 points
Jones Musyoki – St Charles Lwanga with 5 points
Diana Pendo – Muthale Girls with 4 points
Wendy Mbithe – Muthale Girls with 3.5 points
Pauline Wayua – St Angelas Girls with 3 points
A total of 40 players took part (30 girls).
Peter Kyalo – St Charles Lwanga with 6 points
James Kimilu – Mosa Secondary with 5 points
Felix Musyoka – St Charles Lwanga with 5 points
Gloria Wanza – St Angela Girls with 5 points
Hope Kavata – St Ursula with 4 points
Magdalene Lyungu – Mosa Secondary with 4 points
A total of 44 players (33 girls)
Brian Muli – Mosa Secondary – 5 points
Peter Muli – Mosa Secondary – 5 points
Meshack Kyalo – St Charles Lwanga – 5 points
Juliet Nyambura – St Angelas Girls – 5 points
Mercy Kitonga – St Ursula Girls – 4.5 points
Mercy Mutua – St Ursula Girls – 4 points
St Ursula Girls
St Angelas Girls School
St Charles Lwanga