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Winnie Kaburo grabs gold for Kenya at 2022 AYCC

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Winnie Kaburo grabs gold for Kenya at 2022 AYCC

Winnie Kaburo grabbed the gold medal in the Girls U8 Section at the 2022 African Youth Chess Championship, which ended today in Lusaka, Zambia.

She beat a field of 15 players to end with a perfect score of 9 points out of 9 rounds. Her closest opponent Heaven Fady of Egypt, was a distant second with 8 points.

Frans-Leigh Roberts of South Africa was third with 5.5 points.

Winnie Kaburo poses with the winners trophy.
Winnie Kaburo poses with the winners trophy.

Two hundred and forty-six participants from 15 African federations participated in the event. Egypt dominated the event by winning nine of the twelve gold medals on offer! In addition, they scooped three silver and one bronze medal.

Winnie Kaburo poses with her coach Tom Amwai.
Winnie Kaburo poses with her coach Tom Amwai.

Winnie Kaburo, a student of Plainsview Academy in South B, Nairobi, was in action during the 2022 FIDE World School Chess Championship held in Panama last month. She scored 4.5 points out of nine rounds.

The event ran from 3rd to 9th July 2022 at the Mika Convention Centre, about 10 km from Kenneth Kaunda International Airport.

FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich officially opened the tournament.

Mr Charles Ooko Otieno (with a suit) the deputy High Commissioner at the Kenyan High Commission, Lusaka poses with the team.
Mr Charles Ooko Otieno (with a suit) the deputy High Commissioner at the Kenyan High Commission, Lusaka poses with the team.
Happy prize winners at the closing ceremony with Mr Charles Ooko Otieno (with a suit) the deputy High Commissioner at the Kenyan High Commission, Lusaka.
Happy prize winners at the closing ceremony with Mr Charles Ooko Otieno (with a suit) the deputy High Commissioner at the Kenyan High Commission, Lusaka.
Egyptian Deputy Sports Minister receives Egyptian Youth players at Cairo Airport after winning 13 medals { 9 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze} at 2022 African Youth Chess Championship.
Egyptian Deputy Sports Minister receives Egyptian Youth players at Cairo Airport after winning 13 medals { 9 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze} at 2022 African Youth Chess Championship.

 Links

2022 African Youth Chess Championship on chess-results.com.

The 2022 African Youth Chess Championship kicks off in Lusaka, Zambia.

Kenya National Youth Team off to 2021 African Youth Chess Tournament.

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.

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