Important update to members of Nairobi Chess Club
Happy New Year to our Nairobi Chess Club members and readers of this website.
We have some important updates for members and non-members alike.
Membership for 2022
Please settle your membership fees of KES 1,700 for the year 2022. Payment can be made as follows;
Paybill 910200, Account number 2140014265
The name comes up as GT Bank
Name of Account: Nairobi Chess Club
Bank: GT Bank
Swift Code: GTBIKENA, Bank Code: 53, Branch Code: 04
Account Number: 2140014265
Paypal – firstname.lastname@example.org (only applicable to those who cannot do MPesa or make direct bank payments).
Membership entitles you to the following benefits;
Free use of the club’s facilities.
Free attendance to the planned chess lectures.
Discounted entry fee to Nairobi Chess Club tournaments.
Chess Kenya Federation (CKF) membership for the year 2022 (if paid before 31st March 2022). The entry fee for CKF members for the just concluded 2021 Kenya National Championship was KES 1,500, while non-members paid KES 3,000.
Newly-elected club executives
The 64th AGM held on 29th December 2021 saw the following officials elected.
Willy Simons – Chairman
Peter Gilruth – Vice Chairman
Warren Pollock – Secretary
Victor Hongo – Director of Play
Kim Bhari – Treasurer
Roberto Villuela – Director of Online Play
Karan Christie – Committee member
Benjamin Negru – Committee member
Calendar of events
The four major traditional events for the club will take place as follows;
11th Capablanca Cup – 19th & 20th February 2022.
5th Le Pelley Cup – 26th & 27th March 2022.
64th Nairobi Chess Club Championship – 26th, 27th & 28th August 2022.
6th Jamhuri Cup – 27th & 28th November 2022.
Some exciting new events planned for 2022 include a U1600 event and a junior event. A training schedule is also being drawn up, and the details released shortly.
The club will reopen after the Xmas break on 15th January 2022.
The club timings are as follows;
Every Saturday from 2pm to 6pm.
Every Wednesday from 6pm to 9pm.
Club venue remains the Goan Gymkhana Club which is located on Ngara Road, (next to Aga Khan Nursery School). Do not confuse with Nairobi Gymkhana which is located on Forest Road!