KENYA NATIONAL YOUTH AND CADET CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019 (KNYCC) SOUTH NYANZA REGION QUALIFIERS.
South Nyanza Region has already hosted it’s edition of the Kenya National Youth Chess Championships 2019 (KNYCC) Qualifiers. This event was held on 9th & 10th March, in Kisii School, Kisii County.
A total of 77 students from 6 schools participated in the qualifiers. The schools were St. Joseph’s Nyabigena Boys, Ringa Boys, Sironga Girls, SCMN Kegati Girls, Set Greenhill Academy and the hosts Kisii School.
The 6 round classical event was played over two days with each player having one hour to complete their game.
The following topped their respective age categories and have also qualified for the Final Phase. The final phase will be held on 5th – 8th April in Nyeri County. Top players were awarded Certificates of Merit while all players got a Certificate of Participation.
List of winners
Under 14 Boys
Simion Atambo St. Joseph’s Nyabigena Boys
Under 16 Boys
Christopher Warren Kisii School
Under 18 Boys
Meshack Ariri Kisii Chess Club
Under 16 & 18 Girls
Feliciah Nyakundi Sironga Girls
Kajiado County Qualifiers is the next event to be held on 16th March at Beacon of Hope Academy.
Article done by Duke Michieka
Duke Michieka is one of Kenya’s most experienced arbiters. He has now arbitrated in 5 countries including Burundi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Zambia and Kenya.