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Kenya National Youth Chess Team off to 2021 African Youth Chess Championship

The Kenya National Youth Chess Team has left to participate in the 2021 African Youth Chess Championship.  The event runs from18th to 26th September 2021 in Accra, Ghana.

A total of 28 players and 9 accompanying officials are part of the delegation.

Kenya National Youth Chess Team at the airport before their travel. Photo credit Chess Kenya.
Kenya National Youth Chess Team at the airport before their travel. Photo credit Chess Kenya.

The sponsored players include the National Champions, Regional Champions and Runners Up in their respective age groups. A group of self-sponsored players have also travelled with the team.

National Champions

1. Osidiana Eli – Open U8.
2. Taji Abe l- Open U10.
3. Elizabeth Cassidy – Girl U10.
4. Olando Paul Jr – Open U12.
5. Lwanga Odongo – Open U14.
6. Muchiri Rocky – Open U16.
7. Kahihu Neema – Girl U16.
8. Mcligeyo Robert –  Open U18.
9. Ingado Mercy – Girl U18.

Regional Champions

1. Mwabu Timothy – Central Region.
2. Wambui Bernice – Central Region.
3. Korir Samuel – Rift Valley Region.
4. Atiagaga Laurecia Minage – Rift Valley Region.
5. Wanjala Samuel – Western Region.
6. Mwashe Yvonne – Coast Region.
7. Murimi Brian – Nairobi Region.

Runners Up

1. Kiptoo Pascal – Runners up – Open U18.
2. Korir Florida – Runners up – Girl U18.
3. Mukeira Sarah Momanyi – Runners up – Girl U16.
4. Aguda Lwanga – Runners up – U16.
5. Sean Lewis Nyaga – Runners up – U14.
6. Jeremiah Kagambi – Runners up – U10.
7. Elsie Kamoni-Runners up – U8.

Self Sponsored players

1. Gilbody Thomas – Open U12.
2. Shah Ruhan Dhruv – Open U12.
3. Kayyar Shoubith – Open U12.
4. Kayyar Sana – Girl U14.
5. Matoke Byron Nyamao – Open U18.

The team has been in residential training at The Golden Tulip Hotel for the past couple of days.

Kenya National Youth Chess Team in serious training at The Golden Tulip Hotel in Nairobi before departure.
Kenya National Youth Chess Team in serious training at The Golden Tulip Hotel in Nairobi before departure.

Accompany persons

Others in the team include the coaching staff, chaperones and federation officials.

Technical team

Dr Victor Ng’ani – Head Coach
Jackson Kamau – Coach
Paul Ombui – Coach
Winnie Thitu – Lady Coach

Chaperone

Linnet Besi Anzigare (Principal Singore Girls).
Paul Opili Eseme (Kitale School).

Chess Kenya Officials

John Mukabi – Head of Delegation.
Rodah Olisa – Assistant Head of Delegation.
Andrew Owili – Team Technical Support.

Head Coach of the Kenya Team to the 2021 African Youth Chess Championship Dr Victor Ng'ani. Photo credit Kim Bhari.
Head Coach of the Kenya Team to the 2021 African Youth Chess Championship Dr Victor Ng’ani. Photo credit Kim Bhari.

Links

Standings & Results 2021 African Youth Chess Championship.

An article on the 2021 African Youth Championship by Kenya Chess Masala.

2019 African Youth Chess Championship.

2018 African Youth Chess Championship.

Kisumu town all set for 2018 African Youth Chess Championship.

Recap of the 2016 African Youth Chess Championship.

Update on 2015 African Youth Chess Championship.

Kenya bags two bronze medals at the 2015 African Youth Chess Championship.

2015 African Youth Chess Championship.