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Monday, December 17, 2007

PETER GILRUTH WINS KENYA NATIONAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP

The Kenya national chess championships were held from dec 14-16 2007 at Hillcrest school in karen. Peter gilruth emerged the overall winner with 6.0/7 points. He dethroned Ben Magana who was the reigning Kenya champion. Peter Gilruth the new Kenyan champion.

Peter Gilruth is the new Kenyan national chess champion. He scored 6/7 points in the event even though he missed the first round. In the last deciding game he outplayed Wycliffe Obutu in the endgame.

The championships also acted as the first phase of Olympiad qualifiers with the top 20 players short listed for the second phase.

Janet Rossana emerged as the ladies champion.

TOP 10 PLAYERS IN THE KENYA NATIONAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP.

1. Peter Gilruth 6.0
2. Mathew Kanegeni 5.5
3. Philip Singe 5.5
4. Wycliffe Obutu 5.5
5. Mehul Gohil 5.0
6. James Apiri 5.0
7. Ben Magana 4.5
8. Victor Ngani 4.5
9. Steve Ouma 4.5
10. John Mukabi 4.5

5 comments:

Wangbu said...

Are they particpating in the international competitions? Good Luck!

Nikita said...

Nice blog! Good to see chess is going strong in Kenya!

Anonymous said...

Gilruth is an 2200-2300 level player from the U.S. When did he come to Kenya??

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Anonymous said...

But wanna ask, what is happening to our homegrown players? I see the Kenya champion is a mzungu and da blitz one is indian...why is Kenyan chess being colonized? Maybe we should ban non kenyans