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KNYCC – South Nyanza Region Qualifiers

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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.

Venue for the South Nyanza KNYCC event. Photo credit Duke Michieka.
Venue for the South Nyanza KNYCC event. Photo credit Duke Michieka.

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.

Photo from the event. Photo credit Duke Michieka.
Photo from the event. Photo credit Duke Michieka.

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.

Photo from the event. Photo credit Duke Michieka.
Photo from the event. Photo credit Duke Michieka.

List of winners

Under 14 Boys

Simion Atambo                         St. Joseph’s Nyabigena Boys

Travis Indika                           Set Greenhill Academy

Morgan Kiarie                           Kisii School

Under 16 Boys                                  

Sam Onyango                           Ringa Boys

Simon Owiso                            Ringa Boys

Christopher Warren                    Kisii School

Under 18 Boys

Meshack Ariri                            Kisii Chess Club

Austin Achachi                          Kisii School

Dylus Omweri                            Kisii School

Under 16 & 18 Girls

Faith Atieno                             Sironga Girls

Feliciah Nyakundi                     Sironga Girls

Loise Osoro                            Sironga Girls

Kajiado County Qualifiers is the next event to be held on 16th March at Beacon of Hope Academy.

Links

Standings & Results.

Eastern Regional Qualifiers.

Trans-Nzoia Regional Qualifiers.

West Regional Qualifiers.

Nairobi Regional Qualifiers.

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.