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Mehul Gohil wins 2019 Bungoma Open

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Mehul Gohil wins 2019 Bungoma Open

Mehul Gohil kept a cool head when he cruised to victory at the 2019 Bungoma Open last weekend. He obtained an impressive 5.5 points out of 6 rounds to emerge clear winner and take home KES 25,000 (USD 250).

Mehul Gohil the winner of the 2019 Bungoma Open. Photo taken during the 2013 RYA Chess Festival sponsored by RYA at Sikh Union Club,Nairobi. Photo credit Kim Bhari.
Mehul Gohil the winner of the 2019 Bungoma Open. Photo taken during the 2013 RYA Chess Festival sponsored by RYA at Sikh Union Club,Nairobi. Photo credit Kim Bhari.

The 4th edition of this event attracted a total of 34 players from Nairobi and the surrounding region.  The cash prize fund was pegged at a modest KES 68,000 (USD 680).

FM Steve Ouma who plays for Equity Bank Chess Club in the Kenya National League was 2nd with 5 points. He took home KES 15,000.

James Panchol, Steve Okeyo and Matthew Kanegeni were in joint third place with 4.5 points each. They shared the 3rd, 4th & 5th prize which amounted to KES 18,000 equally.

Photo from the 2019 Bungoma Open. Hugh Misiko (left) takes on Dr Victor Ng'ani in round 2. Photo credit Anthony Kionga.
Photo from the 2019 Bungoma Open. Hugh Misiko (left) takes on Dr Victor Ng’ani in round 2. Photo credit Anthony Kionga.

The Bungoma Tourist Hotel was the selected venue for this 6 round event which had a time control of 90 minutes.

Poster of the 2019 Bungoma Open.
Poster of the 2019 Bungoma Open.

Moses Andiwho versus Mehul Gohil

2019 Bungoma Open final standing.
2019 Bungoma Open final standing.

Junior Section

A total of 13 junior players took part in the Junior Section.

Prince Isaac Munyua & Reagan Nyongesa were joint winners with 5 points each.  However Prince Isaac Munyua had a better tie-break.

Victor Kibunja and Tyler Destiny Emoit were joint second with 4 points each.

The Junior Section of the 2019 Bungoma Open. Photo credit Anthony Kionga.
The Junior Section of the 2019 Bungoma Open. Photo credit Anthony Kionga.

Past Winners

2015

IM Elijah Emojong (Uganda) – Prestige Section winner
CM Ben Magana (Kenya) – Open Section winner
FM Harold Wanyama (Uganda) – Blitz Section winner
Aristone Edagiza (Kenya) – Junior Section winner

2014FM Harold Wanyama (Uganda)

2012FM Harold Wanyama (Uganda)

Links

Standings & Results of the 2015 Bungoma Open.

A final recap of the 2015 Bungoma Open.

IM Elijah Emojong wins 2015 Bungoma Open.

Excitement builds up for 2015 Bungoma Open.

FM Harold Wanyama wins 2012 Bungoma Open.