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Waridi Chess Ventures Junior Open Chess Championship at Khalsa School

Khalsa School in South C, Nairobi has become the latest school to jump on the chess bandwagon!

Poster of the event.
Poster of the event.

The school was host to the Waridi Chess Ventures Junior Open Chess Championship. The hugely successful event held on 13th July 2019 had just over 65 players from various schools and club. A number of the participants were playing in their first-ever chess tournament.

Venue at the Khalsa School in South C, Nairobi.
Venue at the Khalsa School in South C, Nairobi.

The following schools participated.

Riara Springs Primary School.
Oshwal Academy Junior High.
Waridi Chess Ventures.
Oshwal Academy Primary School.
CITAM School Buruburu.
Kitengela International School.
Woodhill International School.
Brighton International School.
Jamhuri High, Premier School.
Grandmark School.
Sunflower Secondary School.

Action photo from the event.
Action photo from the event.

Khalsa School has also recently introduced chess in conjunction with Waridi Chess Ventures.

The event was a six-round rapid event played at 30 minutes time controls.

One of the many participants who took part.
One of the many participants who took part.

Prize Winners

Under 8 Boys

1.Rusheel Valluri, Samaj School, Nairobi

2.Sankara Cheluget Tiony, Brighton International School

3.Rory Mark Ochomo, Brighton International School

Under 8 Girls

1.Zoenata Aluoch, Riara Springs Primary School

2.Zuri Nungari, Brighton International School

3.Dzarinah Noni Kamau, Woodhill International

Under 10 Boys

1.Krishiv J. Shah, Oshwal Academy Nairobi Primary

2.Ernest Matata, Riara Springs Primary School

3.Jesse Kaliti, Riara Springs Primary School

Under 10 Girls

1.Viha Shah Oshwal Academy Nairobi Primary

2.Ayannah Sophie, Riara Springs Primary School

3.Janice Njeri, CITAM Schools, Buruburu

Under 12 Boys

1.Jeremiah Kagambi, Waridi Chess Ventures

2.Aman Singh Gujral, Premier Academy

3.Jordan Kimemia, CITAM School, Buruburu

Under 12 Girls

1.Elsyne Wanjiku Kimani, Grandmark Primary School

2.Tatyanna Wangui, CITAM School, Buruburu

3.Abigael Mwende, Brighton International School

Under 14 Boys

1.Timothy Nyandiko, CITAM School, Buruburu

2.Sean Miano, CITAM School Buruburu

Under 14 Girls

1.Angel Gathigia, Waridi Chess Ventures

2.Lilian Jasmine, CITAM School, Buruburu

Under 16 Girls

1.Bianca Ashitkumar, Oshwal Academy Junior High

Under 18 Boys

1.Sunil Subramaniam Oshwal Academy Junior High

Under 18 Girls

1.Nisha V. Shah Oshwal Academy Junior High

Best School Teams

1.Oshwal Academy Junior High

2.Oshwal Academy Nairobi Primary

3.CITAM Schools, Buruburu

Links

Standings & Results of Waridi Junior Open Chess Tournament.

Waridi Junior Open Chess Tournament at YMCA.