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Zone 4.4 U16 Team Chess Championship

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Zone 4.4 U16 Team Chess Championship

Zone 4.4 U16 Team Chess Championship will be proudly hosted by Kenya. South Sudan, was supposed to host the event, but pulled out at the last minute.

Zone 4.4 U16 Team Chess Championship poster.
Zone 4.4 U16 Team Chess Championship poster.

Readers will be aware that FIDE has implemented a new zonal structure for Africa with effect from 1st July 2019. Kenya was in Zone 4.2, which has changed to Zone 4.4. Madagascar is the latest country in the group while Egypt has moved to Zone 4.1 (which covers Northern Africa).  See story on the new zone Africa get a new zonal structure.

The event will run from 5th to 12th December 2019 at Luke Hotel, Nairobi.

Chess Kenya has also released selections details of Team Kenya.

Chess Kenya as hosting Federation will have a right to field 5 Teams. One invited Team and Four Additional Teams. In case of an odd number of Teams, a sixth Team can play.

The Federation will constitute and fully sponsor One Invited Team giving priority to players who will still be Under 16 in 2020 and based on merit (only position 1-2 in Under 14 & 16).

The Invited Team is as follows:

CM Jeff Gichuki – Light House Chess Club.
Pascal Kiptoo  – St. Patrick’s Iten.
Mercy Ingado – Light House Chess Club.
CM Lwanga Aguda – Consolata School.
Sarah Momanyi – SOM Chess Academy.

Stand by replacement
Viraj Bhaveshu Shah – Peponi School.

Additional Teams

The slots for Additional Team are open on a first come first serve basis but must conform to the following conditions.

1. Team members must have participated in the National Youth Championships 2019

2. The team must meet the composition required of three boys and two girls

3. The team can include a maximum of two non-citizens

4. Each team will meet all costs associated and must be paid by 15th November 2019. Amount due is USD 110 (African Chess Confederation fees USD 50 plus tournament registration fees USD 60).

Bank details

All payments should be remitted to the following bank account of the federation.

Bank Name: Cooperative Bank of Kenya
Bank Code: 11
Branch Name: Upper Hill
Branch Code: 037
Account Name: Chess Kenya
Account number: 01134162629400
SWIFT CODE: KCOOKENA

MPESA
MPESA Paybill
Business No. 400222
Account no. 203037#short name

Eg 203037#John Doe

Those interested can contact the following:

Duke Michieka
Tel: +254 720 475 116

John Mukabi
Tel: +254 721 653 040

Email : d12duke@gmail.com jwomukabi@gmail.com

Links

Further details can be downloaded by clicking on the link below – ZONE 4.4 YOUTH UNDER 16 TEAM CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS.

Nigerian truimp at the 2018 Zone 4.4 U16 Team Chess Championship.