(Report courtesy of Nairobi Chess Club)
A total of 40 players registered for this event with many top names, Ben Magana, Mehul Gohil, Matthew Kanegeni all chasing elusive Grand Prix Points. The event was proudly sponsored by Mehul Gohil and Aslam Adam. Three Kenyan universities took part – Kenyatta University, Strathmore University and Daystar University.
Ben Magana held on to an unexpected draw against Kevin Riungu in Round 1 while Round 2 was a disaster for Mehul Gohil when he lost to Bryan Toboso.
Ben Magana – 5.5 points and wins KES 10,000
Chahindi Mbiu – 5.0 points and wins KES 2,100
Matthew Kangeni – 5.0 points and wins KES 2,100
Ben Nguku – 5 points and wins KES 2,100
Sanjana Deshpande – 2.5 points and wins KES 5,000
Kenyatta University – 20 points and win Universities prize