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The Nyanza South KNYCCC Regional Qualifiers

The Nyanza South Kenya National Youth & Cadets Chess Championships (KNYCCC) Regional Qualifiers 2020 took place on 29th February at the Chancellor’s Pavilion, Kisii University in Kisii County.  This year’s event saw an increased number of participants and schools taking part since the intensive Chess in Schools campaign kicked off two years ago in the region.

Venue for the Nyanza South Kenya National Youth & Cadets Chess Championships (KNYCCC) Regional Qualifiers 2020.  Photo credit IA Duke Michieka.
Venue for the Nyanza South Kenya National Youth & Cadets Chess Championships (KNYCCC) Regional Qualifiers 2020. Photo credit IA Duke Michieka.

The 2019 Nyanza South KNYCCC had just over 70 players.

This year’s edition had 100 players from 8 schools taking part. The schools included St Joseph’s Nyabigena Boys, St Edward Nyabioto Mixed Secondary School, St Vincent Depaul Boys Primary, Salvation Army Keng’uso Secondary School, Nyamira Boys High School, Nduru Girls, Nyambaria Boys High School and Set Green Hill Primary School.

The event was played as a six rounds Swiss System with time controls of 30 minutes per player. The top three players in each section received gold, silver and bronze medals and received Certificates of Merit.

All players received certificates of participation.

Photo from the venue. Photo credit IA Duke Michieka.
Photo from the venue. Photo credit IA Duke Michieka.
Poster for the event.
Poster for the event.

Kenya National Youth & Cadets Chess Championships Finals

Players who managed to score 2/6 points have since qualified for the Finals to be held in Mombasa County from 10th to 14th April at Sheikh Khalifa Secondary School. The below were the medalists:

Prize Winners

Under 12 Open

  1. Travis Samuel Indika  5.5/6  Set Green Hill Primary
  2. Oliver Ogega              4.5/6 St Vincent Depaul Boys Primary
  3. Ryan Mose                  3.5/6 St Vincent Depaul Boys Primary

Under 14 Open

  1. George Weston Ondoro 5/6  St Vincent Depaul Boys Primary
  2. Ian Ogeto                    5/6  St Vincent Depaul Boys Primary
  3. Ian Ongera                  5/6  St Vincent Depaul Boys Primary

Under 14 Girls

  1. Melly Kwamboka       3/5     St Edward Nyabioto Sec School
  2. Naomi Nyarangi          1/5   St Edward Nyabioto Sec School

Under 16 Open

  1. Metobo William          5.5/6     St Joseph’s Nyabigena Boys
  2. Nyamao Byron            5.5/6    St Joseph’s Nyabigena Boys
  3. Onsongo Derrick         4.5/6    St Joseph’s Nyabigena Boys

Under 16 Girls

  1. Eucabeth Bosibori       3/5       Nduru Girls
  2. Gloria Magori              2.5/5    Nduru Girls
  3. Sharon Keronche        0.5/5    Nduru Girls

Under 18 Open

  1. Mosweta Stephen       6/6       St Joseph’s Nyabigena Boys
  2. Ongoko Brian             5/6       St Joseph’s Nyabigena Boys
  3. Nyaanga Clinton         4/6       St Joseph’s Nyabigena Boys

Under 18 Girls

  1. Yvonne Daudi            6/6     Nduru Girls
  2. Deborah Maina           4/6    St Edward Nyabioto  Sec School
  3. Delvin Mandere          4/6    Nduru Girls

Links

Nyanza South Kenya National Youth & Cadets Chess Championships (KNYCCC) Regional Qualifiers 2020.