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