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Nairobi Southlands Junior Open Chess Tournament

Nairobi Southlands Junior Open Chess Tournament saw just over two hundred forty-two players converge at Khalsa School, South C – Nairobi on, 5th October 2019.

Poster for the Nairobi Southlands Junior Open Chess Tournament.
Poster for the Nairobi Southlands Junior Open Chess Tournament.

The hotly contested event was run in the following categories. Under 8,10,12,14,16 & 18 both boys and girls. Also at stake, were three glittering school team trophies donated by Nairobi Sports House.

The playing hall.
The playing hall.

Twenty-four schools took part in the tournament. The top 3 in each category received awards.

Waridi Chess Ventures organised the tournament.

One of the participants.
One of the participants.

Final rankings

Under 8 boys

1) Jeremy Kabugi (Riara Road Primary).
2) Afula Otsyula (Riara Road Primary).
3) Emmanuel Wanjala (Riara Road Primary).

Under 8 girls

1) Ella Kanyi (Total Care Academy).
2) Yiyi Nita (Riara Road Primary).
3) Favour Wangari (All Saints Cathedral Primary – Madaraka Estate, Nairobi).

Under 10 boys

1) Rusheel Valluri (SCLP Samaj).
2) Ryan Mugo (Riara Road Primary).
3) Danny Mbugua ( Kitengela International School).

Under 10 girls

1) Shannese Pendo (Riara Road Primary).
2) Janice Njeri (CITAM – Buruburu).
3) Angela Munene (Riara Road Primary).

Under 12 boys

1) Ganeev Gahir (Oshwal Academy Junior High).
2) Ray Munyekenye (Riara Road Primary).
3) Arman Singh Gujral (Premier Academy).

Under 12 girls

1) Valentine Njeri (Waridi Chess Ventures).
2) Caroline Mumbua (SOM).
3) Elsyne Kimani (Grandmark Academy).

Under 14 boys

1) Isiah Otieno (SOM).
2) Elisha Masinde (SOM).
3) Srijith Kumar (SCLP Samaj School).

Under 14 girls

1) Esther Nzilani (SOM).
2) Sarah Momanyi (SOM).
3) Violet Khakame (SOM).

Under 16 boys

1) Armaan Din (Oshwal Academy Junior High).
2) Alex Nyabasa (SOM).
3) Martin Kamau (Riabai Secondary School).

Under 18 boys

1) Sunil Subramaniam (Oshwal Academy Junior High).
2) Kelvin Ng’ang’a (Riabai Secondary School).
3) Samuel Kagambi (Waridi Chess Ventures).

Under 18 girls

1) Angel Gathigia (Waridi Chess Ventures).

School Teams

1) Riara Road Primary School.
2) SOM Chess Academy.
3) Oshwal Academy Junior High.

Links

Standing & Results of the 2019 Nairobi Southlands Junior Open Chess Tournament.

Waridi Chess Ventures Junior Open Chess Championship.