Kenya National Youth & Cadet Chess Championship – Trans-Nzoia Regional Qualifiers
The Kenya National Youth and Cadet Chess Championships 2019 (KNYCC) Trans-Nzoia Regional Qualifiers was held on 16th February at Kitale School.
An impressive 300 students from 14 schools participated in the qualifiers.
Some of the schools were Jack and Jill School, Lamplighter School, St. Joseph’s Girls Kitale, St. Joseph’s Boys Kitale, St. Mary’s Kibabii Boys, Greenfield School and Loreto Convent Girls Matunda. Others included Legacy School, Rayzon Schools, AGC Dorothy School, St. Monica’s Girls, Propoi Girls High School, Seeds High School and the host Kitale School.
The five round event was organised by Mat Chess Academy, under the auspices of Chess Kenya.
The below topped their respective age categories and received trophies and medals. They have also qualified for the Final Phase which will take place from 5th to 8th April in Nyeri County.
Benard Wanjala who is the Chess Kenya President was the Guest of Honour.
Under 8 Girls
Grace Otube Kitale School
Elizabeth Cassidy Kitale School
Pamela Kosala Kitale School
Under 8 Boys
Elvis Kakoi Kitale School
Bryn Barasa Legacy School
Keith Anderson Rotich Lamplighter School
Under 10 Girls
Tumaini Abuga Rayzon Schools
Faith Favor Kitale School
Mitchelle Luchivya Legacy School
Under 10 Boys
Bradley Baraka Legacy School
Shallom Miracle Legacy School
Vansh Manish Shah Rayzon Schools
Under 12 Girls
Purity Orero Legacy School
Shannel Wambi Legacy School
Precious Amani Legacy School
Under 12 Boys
Trevor Zackaria Lamplighter School
Sheldon Kikechi Kitale School
Warren Sambu Kitale School
Under 14 Girls
Joy Lukala Rayzon Schools
Stacy Cherono St. Joseph’s Girls Kitale
Winnie Mukiri Rayzon Schools
Under 14 Boys
Johnpaul Inyait St. Joseph’s Boys Kitale
Grace Wanjala Gracewell Academy
Gabriel Waititu St. Joseph’s Boys Kitale
Under 16 Girls
Esther Cheptoo Sakong St. Monica’s Girls
Belinda Rono St. Joseph’s Girls Kitale
Dorcus Kerubo St. Joseph’s Girls Kitale
Under 16 Boys
Sharille Roberts St. Joseph’s Boys Kitale
Leone David St. Joseph’s Boys Kitale
Khamis Benjira St. Joseph’s Boys Kitale
Under 18 Girls
Dorcus Wanjala Loreto Convent Girls Matunda
Naomi Yano Loreto Convent Girls Matunda
Nicole Chepkemoi Kiplagat St. Monica’s Girls
The next regional qualifiers will be the Mt. Kenya Region to be held on 9th March 2019.