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The 2022 Kenya Schools Chess Championship

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The 2022 Kenya Schools Chess Championship

The 2022 Kenya Schools Chess Championship, which ran between the 18th and 22nd of September 2022 at the Moi Girls School in Eldoret, was a resounding success.

A record 1,867 participants from 330 schools participated in the event, making it one of the largest African tournaments north of the Limpopo River.

View of the playing hall at the 2022 Kenya Schools Chess Championship.
View of the playing hall at the 2022 Kenya Schools Chess Championship.

The top players from the U7, U9, U11, U13, U15 and U17 age categories were to form part of the Kenyan team to the 2022 African Schools Chess Championship, which was to take part in Monrovia, Liberia.

The African Chess Confederation has confirmed that the event will not occur due to some logistical and funding issues. The cancellation will be a big blow to the winners who worked extremely hard to come so far.

The participants for the event were selected from the various regional events held earlier in different parts of Kenya. All players who scored two or more points were eligible to take part.

Top 15 Girls Schools.
Top 15 Girls Schools.
Top 15 Boys School.
Top 15 Boys School.
View of the playing hall at the 2022 Kenya Schools Chess Championship.
View of the playing hall at the 2022 Kenya Schools Chess Championship.
Stars from St Patrick, Iten - from left Unknown, Joel Odhiambo who emerged 1st Runners-Up overall in the U-17 Open is joined by Gideon Gekonge 2nd Runners Up U-17 Open.
Stars from St Patrick, Iten – from left Unknown, Joel Odhiambo who emerged 1st Runners-Up overall in the U-17 Open is joined by Gideon Gekonge 2nd Runners Up U-17 Open.
St Patrick Iten the top school in the Open section.
St Patrick Iten the top school in the Open section.
Happy prize winners.
Happy prize winners.
Chess Kenya Federation President Benard Wanjala presents one of the winners with her trophy.
Chess Kenya Federation President Benard Wanjala presents one of the winners with her trophy.
6 year old Arielo Telo receives her prize with her proud dad Dr Victor Ng'ani (in white shirt).
6 year old Arielo Telo receives her prize for winning the U7 Girls with a perfect score of 8 points out of 8 rounds with her proud dad Dr Victor Ng’ani (in white shirt).

Officials

Organiser – NI Moses Andiwoh

Tournament Director – Titus Kirega

Chief Arbiter – FA Moses Maina

Deputy Chief Arbiters – Anthony Kionga, Ronald Bolo, Faith Wairimu, David Lekopien

Appeals Committee – Tony Mutua, Terence Chazima, Paul Ombui, Jimmy Simiyu, Samuel Mwimenyi

Links

The 2022 Kenya Schools Chess Championship on chess-results.com.

2022 African Schools Individual Chess Championship.

2021 African Schools Individual Chess Championship gets underway.

Uganda Dominates 2019 African Schools Chess Championship.

2017 African Schools Individuals Chess Championship.

Kenya scoops medals at 2016 African Schools Individual Chess Championship.

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Article by Kenya Chess Masala.