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The Peponi School Junior Chess Tournament (2nd edition)

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The Peponi School Junior Chess Tournament (2nd edition)

The Peponi School Junior Chess Tournament (2nd edition) took place on 15th of February 2020 at Peponi School in Ruiru.  Mini-Chess Kenya, in conjunction with Peponi School, were the organisers of the event. The tournament had an Elite Section (FIDE Rated) and the Main Section which attracted a total of just over 200 players from ten schools and chess clubs.

A happy prize winner of the the Peponi School Junior Chess Tournament (2nd edition).
A happy prize winner of the the Peponi School Junior Chess Tournament (2nd edition).

The Elite Section had four rounds with a time control of 60 minutes per player per round. The Main section had six rounds with a time control of 25 minutes per player per round.

The Main section categories were U8, U10, U12 and U18 with medals and trophies for the top three boys and to the top three girls in each group.

Poster for the Peponi School Junior Chess Tournament (2nd edition).
Poster for the Peponi School Junior Chess Tournament (2nd edition).

Prize winners

The top three best schools/clubs also received trophies. These were:

i. St. Peters Juja.
ii. Seedlings Junior School.
iii. Syokimau Chess Club.

The winners in each category were as follows:

Elite Section

Samuel Wanjala – 4 points.
Odongo Lwanga – 3.5 points.

U8: Boys

i. Kyle Njiru – Tumaini Chess Academy.
ii. Khyle Shah – Tritonite Stars.
iii. Thimba Mutugi – St. Peters Juja.

U8: Girls

i. Olive Wanjiru – St. Peters Juja.
ii. Nyakio Njuki – 3D Chess Club.
iii. Tasha Wangari – St. Peters Juja.

U10 Boys:

i. Bradley Wathimba – Seedlings Junior School.
ii. Mark Keige – St. Peters Juja.
iii. Prince Karani – Azuri School.

U10 Girls

i. Cherise Gacheri – Nyeri Chess Club.
ii. Ayanah Gachago – St. Peters Juja.
iii. Zuri Kaloki – Brookside Preparatory.

U12: Boys

i. Paul Olando – Seedlings Junior School.
ii. Daniel Sifa – St. Peters Juja.
iii. Mbochi Leon – Seedlings Juja School.

U12: Girls

i. Alicia Mwikali – St. Peters Juja.
ii. Keyshia Ndunge – Independent.
iii. Abigail Florence – St. Peters Juja.

U14: Boys

i. Austin Mwiti – Independent.
ii. Paul Muchiri – St. Peters Juja.
iii. Ryan Karingi – St. Peters Juja.

U14: Girls

i. Fantalis Nduta – LightHouse.
ii. Naomi Njeri – St. Peters Juja.
iii. Rebecca Wanjiku – St. Peters Juja.

U18: Boys

i. Tymon Munasia – Independent.
ii. Imani Amor – Kisumu Senior Academy.
iii. Ngugi Shaun – Millennium School.

U18: Girls

i. Precious Wambui – St. Peters Juja.
ii. Shelmith Wanja – St. Peters Juja.
iii. Eva Wanjiru – St. Peters Juja.

Links

Standings & Results.

Thika Road Christian School Chess Tournament.