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Zone 4.4 U16 Team Chess Championship Day Four Report

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Zone 4.4 U16 Team Chess Championship Day Four Report

The Zone 4.4 U16 Team Chess Championship is underway in Luke Hotel, Nairobi. The event has attracted twelve teams; Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan each fielding a team, while Kenya as host, has nine teams.

Team Uganda posing for a group photo. From left Emmanuel Mwaka - President Uganda Chess Federation, HOD Team Uganda, Merian Mwase - Accompanying Person, Kanyike Victor, Mwase Mathew, Ssenabulya Sharif, WCM Nakanyike Maria Namiiro, Janice Mubiru, Faruk Kizza - Team Coach. Photo credit Allan Victor Rongoey.
Team Uganda posing for a group photo. From left Emmanuel Mwaka – President Uganda Chess Federation, HOD Team Uganda, Merian Mwase – Accompanying Person, Kanyike Victor, Mwase Mathew, Ssenabulya Sharif, WCM Nakanyike Maria Namiiro, Janice Mubiru, Faruk Kizza – Team Coach. Photo credit Allan Victor Rongoey.

The teams are playing a seven round event using a Swiss-System format.  Team Uganda is leading at the end of day 4 with 15 game- points, after winning all their matches.

The playing hall of the Zone 4.4 U16 Team Chess Championship. Photo credit Allan Victor Rongoey.
The playing hall of the Zone 4.4 U16 Team Chess Championship. Photo credit Allan Victor Rongoey.

Team Kenya Stormy Knights are in 2nd place with 10 points. Team Kenya MSA 1 & Team Kenya NACHA Sports are in joint third with nine-game points.

Rounds 6 and 7 are scheduled to take place on 10th December after the rest day.

The Winning Team will receive travel grants to participate in the World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad 2020.

CM Jeff Gichuki who is one of Kenya's top junior players representing Team Kenya Blitzkrieg. Photo credit Allan Victor Rongoey.
CM Jeff Gichuki who is one of Kenya’s top junior players representing Team Kenya Blitzkrieg. Photo credit Allan Victor Rongoey.
Poster for the event.
Poster for the event.

Links

Standings & Results of Zone 4.4 U16 Team Chess Championship.

Zone 4.2 U16 Team Chess Championship.