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.