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Gohil crowned King of AAG.

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.

Mehul Gohil in action. Photo credit James Mwangi.
Mehul Gohil in action. Photo credit James Mwangi.

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

CM Ben Magana who will also be in the team.
CM Ben Magana who will also be in the team.
Final standing for the Open section.
Final standing for the Open section.

Ladies section

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.

Final standing of the Ladies section.
Final standing of the Ladies section.

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)
2011 10th All-Africa Games, Maputo (Mozambique)
2007 9th All-Africa Games, Algiers (Algeria)
2003 8th All-Africa Games, Abuja (Nigeria)
1999 7th All-Africa Games, Johannesburg (South Africa)¬†–
1995 6th All-Africa Games, Harare (Zimbabwe)
1991 5th All-Africa Games, Cairo (Egypt)
1987 4th All-Africa Games, Nairobi (Kenya)
1978 3rd All-Africa Games, Algiers (Algeria)
1973 2nd All-Africa Games, Lagos (Nigeria)
1969  Bamako (Mali) РDisrupted by Military Coup
1965 1st All-Africa Games, Brazzaville (Congo-Brazzaville)

Links

Standings & Results.

All Africa Games Final Day 3 report.

All Africa Games Final Day 2 report.

Amos Simiyu wins AAG Phase 2.