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Kenya National Youth Chess Championship 2019

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Kenya National Youth Chess Championship KNYCC 2019

KNYCC 2019 is major milestone in Kenyan chess history.

A record breaking 1,600 players are taking part in this event in Nyeri town.  The event is being hosted by Bishop Gatimu Ngandu Girls and Ruthagati Boys.

Poster of the Kenya National Youth Chess Championship KNYCC 2019.
Poster of the Kenya National Youth Chess Championship KNYCC 2019.

The participants for this event were selected from the various regional qualifiers held earlier this year.  Reports were done for most of the regional qualifiers which can be found in the links below.

KNYCC 2019 - photo from the event. Photo credit Chess Kenya.
KNYCC 2019 – photo from the event. Photo credit Chess Kenya.

The numbers are distributed as shown below:

Registered participants per category.

Under 8 Boys: 82.
Under 8 Girls: 56.
Under 10 Boys:150.
Under 10 Girls: 111.
Under 12 Boys: 167.
Under 12 Girls: 91.
Under 14 Boys: 123.
Under 14 girls :. 83.
Under 16 Boys: 163.
Under 16 Girls : 193.
Under 18 Boys : 183.
Under 18 Girls. : 122.

Total 1,524.

The numbers represent an approximate 50% increase from the numbers registered in 2018.  This is attributed to increased awareness through the Chess in Schools programs.  The program is led by Fred Sagwe with tremendous support from Kenya Academy of Sports.

The newly crowned National Champions will represent the country in various international events in the year.

The following have been appointed to oversee the event in various capacities.

KNYCC 2019 - photo from the event. Photo credit Chess Kenya.
KNYCC 2019 – photo from the event. Photo credit Chess Kenya.

Arbitration Team.

Chief Arbiter: FA Steve Ouma.

Sector Arbiters.

Boys Category:

U8: NA Anthony Kionga.
Assistant: Owen Musyoki Mwatu.

U10: NA Franklin Maina.
Assistant: Bob Odhiambo.

U12: FA Moses Maina.
Assistant: Samuel Kimani.

U14: NA Alusa Bonventure.
Assistant: Joseph Kabiru.

U16: NA Jesse Mwangi.
Assistant Joseph Maigua.

U18: Caleb Chege.
Assistant: Tom Amwai.

Girls Category:

U8: NA Imali Esiera.
Assistant: Kosi Danford.

U10: NA Joy Wangari.
Assistant: NA Peter Thairu.

U12: NA Cheryl Ngima.
Assistant: Linda Abur.

U14: NA Nicole Andeche.
Assistant: Grace Nyambura.

U16: NA Faith Wairimu.
Assistant:Meshack Ombima.

U18: NA Nicole Albright.
Assistant: Peniel Weru.

Appeals Committee

1.Moses Kwereba-Chairperson.
2.Charles Lwanga.
3.Samuel Mwimenyi.
4.Nixon Vilembwa.
5.Ambani-West Pokot.
6.Charles Senerwa.
7.Fred Sagwe.
8. Mathew Kanageni.

Links

Standings & Results.

South Nyanza KNYCC Regional Qualifiers 2019.

North Rift KNYCC Regional Qualifiers 2019.

West Kenya KNYCC Regional Qualifiers 2019.

Nairobi KNYCC Regional Qualifiers 2019.

Easter KNYCC Regional Qualifiers 2019.

Trans-Nzoia KNYCC Regional Qualifiers 2019.

2018 Kenya National Youth Chess Championship.