Chess Kenya, the governing body for chess in Kenya will be hosting the Kenya National Youth Chess Championship 2012 over the weekend of 25th and 26th February 2o12 at Brookehouse School, Karen. This tournament will also serve as the first phase of the World Youth Chess Championship Qualifiers. Details follow:
Dates: Saturday, 25th and Sunday, 26th February 2012
Time: Saturday, 10 am; Sunday, 10.30 am
Venue: Brookehouse School, Karen, Nairobi
Categories: Under-8, Under-10, Under-12, Under-14, Under-16 and Under-18 Boys and Girls
Mode of Play: 6 rounds Swiss system
Time Control: 60 minutes per player to finish the game
- Chess Kenya Members – KES 800
- Non-members – KES 1,600
- 8 to 9 am on Saturday, 25th February 2012 at playing venue
- Late registration will be accepted till 11 am but these players will play from Round 2
Prizes: Top three players in each category will receive trophies
- No consultations or analysis of unfinished games will be accepted
- If a player withdraws from the tournament before its conclusion, his score at the stage will stand
- Games will be governed by the laws of chess compiled by the International Chess Federation (FIDE) as adopted in August 1955 and since amended and additions adopted by FIDE.
- Where practicable, both players shall give the Tournament Desk a signed, correct and legible record of their game immediately on its completion.
- No player shall be allowed to waive any exaction of a penalty or the enforcement of the rules under which the tournament is conducted, and he or she shall at all times play to the best of his or her ability.
- The Tournament Committee is responsible for the running of the event and the arbitration panel will rule on all disputes, communicating with the Tournament Director whose decision will be final.
- Certificates will be awarded to all the participants. Those who will not collect their prizes during the prize giving ceremony should consider them forfeited.
- For more information contact tournament organisers Steve Ouma (0722 481 960/0733 915 116) or Lawrence Kagambi (0722 315 995/0733 315 995)