Mehul Gohil was crowned King of AAG when he cruised to a comfortable win the AAG Finals. He obtained 7.5 points and tied with & Joseph Methu & Ricky Sang but had a better tie-break.
The event which took place at Parklands Sports Club had a total of 11 players in a round robin format.
The top 5 players in each section will form part of the team that will represent Kenya in the All Africa Games to be held in Morocco later this year.
Joseph Atwoli v Mehul Gohil
Mehul Gohil v Jackson Ndegwa
Ricky Sang v Ben Nguku
WCM Joyce Nyaruai was the winner in the Ladies section with 7 points. She tied with WFM Sasha Mongeli with 7 points but had a higher tie-break.
It was interesting to note that the Ladies team for the AAG is the same as the 2018 Batumi Olympiad team. The players include WCM Joyce Nyaruai, WFM Sasha Mongeli, Gloria Jumba, WCM Lucy Wanjiru and Daphne Mwikali.
All Africa Games
The 12th African Games will take place from 23rd August to 3rd September 2019 in Rabat, Morocco.
The All-Africa Games (AAG) are a regional multi-sport event held every four years (one year before the Olympic Games). The competing nations to the AAG must all be from the African continent and affiliated to the Supreme Council for Sport in Africa (SCSA). Furthermore, the athletes must meet the eligibility criteria set by the International Federations to participate in the AAG.
Brazzaville (Congo) was the venue for the first Games in 1965.
11th All-Africa Games, Brazzaville (COD)
10th All-Africa Games, Maputo (Mozambique)
9th All-Africa Games, Algiers (Algeria)
8th All-Africa Games, Abuja (Nigeria)
7th All-Africa Games, Johannesburg (South Africa) –