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Thika Road Christian School Junior Chess Tournament

The Thika Road Christian School Junior Chess Tournament, took place on the 29th of June 2019 at Thika Road Christian School in Roysambu constituency.  Mini-Chess Kenya organised the tournament in conjunction with Thika Road Christian School (TRCS).

TRSC  now joins a growing number of schools who are actively promoting chess as an activity.

Thika Road Christian School Junior Chess Tournament Poster.
Thika Road Christian School Junior Chess Tournament Poster.

The event attracted a total of 105 junior chess players from over ten schools and chess clubs. The young chess players battled it out in the 6 round tournament with a time control of 25 minutes per player per round.

The event ran according to the usual age categories U8, U10, U12, U14 and U18. The top three in each group received trophies and medals.

Photo from the event. Photo credit Mavis Aileen.
Photo from the event. Photo credit Mavis Aileen.

Top schools & clubs

The top three best schools/clubs also received trophies. These were:
i. Thika Road Christian School
ii. Lighthouse Chess Club
iii. Tritonite Stars

Some of the happy prize winners. Photo credit Mavis Aileen.
Some of the happy prize winners. Photo credit Mavis Aileen.

Winners

The winners in each category were as follows:

Under 8: Boys

i. Curtis Reuben Thuo from Mudasa Academy.
ii. Andrew Ruggu from Thika Road Christian School.
iii. Allan Njenga from Membley Titans.

Under 8: Girls

i. Gina Mutitu from Membley Titans.
ii. Navya Shah from Premier Academy.
iii. Jamilyne Kabeere from Consolata Academy.

Under 10:Boys

i. Drash Rakesh Shah from Tritonite Stars.
ii. Elvin Kamoni from Thika Road Christian School.
iii. Marshall Mwangi from Thika Road Christian School.

Under 10 Girls

i. Melisa Muchemi from Thika Road Christian School.
ii. Cherise Gacheri from Peak View Academy.
iii. Kyla Imani from Thika Road Christian School.

Under 12: Boys

i. Wega Irungu from Lighthouse.
ii. Danwillies Gachai from Lighthouse.
iii. Sanjay Ramesh from Tritonite Stars.

Under 12: Girls

i. Erica Muturi from Thika Road Christian School.
ii. Amy Mumo from Thika Road Christian School.
iii. Natalia Suter from Thika Road Christian School.

Under 14: Boys

i. Macharia Ndegwa from Lighthouse Chess Club.
ii. Jonathan Mutinda from Logos Christian School.
iii. Drish Rakesh from Tritonite Stars.

Under 14: Girls

i. Suhana Patel from Tritonite Stars.
ii. Elsie Muturi from Thika Road Christian School.

Under 16: Boys

i. Wesley Washika from Thika Road Christian School.
ii. Darrel Kariuki from Thika Road Christian School.
iii. Trevor Mogeni from Thika Road Christian School.

Under 16: Girls

i. Neema Irungu from Lighthouse Chess Club.

Under 18: Boys

i. Viraj Shah from Peponi School.
ii. Alvin Kamau from Thika Road Christian School.
iii. Victor Karani from Thika Road Christian School.

Under 18: Girls

i. Neema Kahihu from Thika Road Christian School.

Thika Road Christian School

The school is a Christian based faith one which was established in 1985.  It is situated in Kasarani along Thika Road and has just over 1,000 students.

Links

Standings & Results of Thika Road Christian School Junior Chess Tournament.

Nairobi Academy Junior Chess Championship.