Fide has confirmed that the following players who excelled at the African School Chess Championships, organized from 20 to 27 August 2017 in Harare, Zimbabwe have qualified for direct titles. This is after it waived the requirements of article 6.1 of fide titles regulations which will now apply from January, 2018. It means that the following players do not need to attain a certain rating to be titled. At Chess Kenya we congratulate them! 1. Shah, Janki Nipul, KEN, ID 10810480 - WCM title for gold medal 2. Shah, Janvi Nipul, KEN, ID 10810498 - WCM title for bronze medal 3. Shah, Devashri, KEN, ID 10809325 - WCM title for gold medal 4. Sudalaimuthu, Abinesh Lakshwin, KEN, ID 10803556 - CM title for bronze medal 5. Gosrani, Reeyan, KEN, ID 10805389 - CM title for silver medal 6. Gichuki, Jeff, KEN,ID 10805386 CM title for silver medal.

Lenana joins list of schools playing chess.

Lenana School has incorporated chess in its co-curriculum activities. At the weekend, Chess Kenya took more than 500 students of the school through a two-day intensive introductory training session. The students received training from four world federation (FIDE) certified trainers led by Chess Kenya Federation’s president, Benard Wanjala, the head of chess in schools Shem Vilebwa, national trainer Everlyne Gichuru, and chess promoter Duncan Opiyo, who will also serve as a resident coach. The programme was supported by the Kenya Sports Academy, which supplied 150 chess boards and three support staff to oversee the training. According to the Lenana School principal, William Kemei, the school has been keen to expose its students to a variety of sports disciplines to ensure that talent is identified and nurtured.


2017 AYCC Update

Please be advised of the relevant fees to be paid into Chess Kenya Account. Details as indicated below. Kindly note the deadline for the monies to be deposited into our account is 6th November 2017. The organizers deadline has been indicated as 11th November 2017, and thereafter a penalty of 50 Euros per person will be imposed by the organizers. Bank: Co-operative Bank Branch: Upper Hill Account Name: Chess Kenya Account Number: 01134162629400 Note: Players and Accompanying Persons will have to process Visas to Egypt for themselves..