The players were picked in the final trials at the Oshwal Academy Nairobi School on June 8. The first selection was in February at Premier Academy where eight boys and same number of girls in each age group were selected.
Kenya will be represented in the following categories: under-8, under-10, under-12, under-14, under-16 and under-18.
Steve Ouma who is in charge of youth chess said on Wednesday that there was a tie in the boys under in the boys under-14 between Ankush Nagba (Premier Academy) and Rahul Mohan (Oshwal Nairobi Primary). A rematch has been organised for the two next Saturday at Nairobi Chess Academy.
Peniel Weru, a 10-year old pupil at Brookfield Academy in Karatina qualified in the boy's under-12 group. It was not smooth sailing for Weru who was beaten to second place by Collins Apiri of Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa, in the national championship cum in February.