To celebrate the success of a petition by the chess players for an overhaul in the administration of chess in Kenya and the subsequent appointment of an Interim Chess Kenya Committee to run and manage chess affairs in the country, ChessPAK (Chess Players Association of Kenya) has announced the hosting of the ‘International Mujengeres Open’ tournament on Sunday, 6th May 2012 at Bowling Green Restaurant. Details follow.
International Mujengeres Open
Date: Sunday, 6th May 2012
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Venue: Bowling Green Restaurant, City Park, Parklands
Mode of Play: 7 rounds Swiss system
Time Control: 25 minutes per player to finish the game
- Seniors – KES 400 (KES 300 in advance)
- Juniors – KES 300 (KES 200 in advance)
Saturday, 5th May
- 1st Place – Medal + KES 5,000/-
- 2nd to 5th Place – Medals + cash prizes to be announced later
- Best Lady – Medal + KES 1,000/-
- Best Junior – Medal + KES 1,000/-
- Runner-Up Junior – Medal + KES 500/-
- This tournament is open to all.
- Deadline for payment of the tournament participation fee is Saturday, 5th May 2012 and can be made via M-PESA to ChessPAK Treasurer George Nderitu on 0722 228 009 (add a withdrawal fee of KES 25 per entry).
- FIDE tournament rules will apply and the arbiter’s decision will be final.
- Lunch WILL NOT be provided and can be bought at the tournament venue.
- In case of queries, call tournament director Collins Young on 0719 460 148.