After much haggling and uncertainity the kenya open was held over Madaraka day weekend.
Dolf Beltz won the event with 6.5/7, the new comer in the kenyan chess scene trounced veteran kenyan chess players.
Gilruth, Wangombe and john mukabi on 5.5 points. Ugandan was reresented by mulambe. Mehul withdrew after round 6 when a dispute with mulambe over the touch and move rule.
Chess kenya must be commended for organizing the event although they should not ambush people with unplanned events.
25 players were selected for next phase of olympiad qualifiers.