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Hinga wins Open category of Nairobi Over the Board (OTB) chess championships tournament

SPORTS By Robin Toskin | September 6th 2021
Githinji Hinga [photo courtesy]

Githinji Hinga won the Open category of the Nairobi Over the Board (OTB) chess championships tournament which came to an end at Sarit Center on Sunday.

Hinga collected five points to tie with KCB’s Martin Njoroge and shared the Sh.60,000 prize fund.

The ladies category was won by Gloria Jumba also from KCB after she collected maximum points and pocketed the Sh.20,000 prize fund.

Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) student Triza Murithi finished second and pocketed Sh.10,000.

The biggest surprise in the ladies categories was national under-10 champion Elizabeth Casiddy who finished an impressive fourth position just behind national champion Lucy Wanjiru who finished third.

A total of 262 players took part in the event which was divided into three categories, open, ladies and junior category.

Results for junior category-Under 18 & 16 Boys Winners

1. Mutuma Kinoti - 5 pts

2. Isaiah Oluoch - 5 Pts

3. Ivan Wata Vidija - 4.5 Pts

3. Dutt Dakshesh - 4.5 Pts 

Under 18&16 Girls Winners

1. Amy Mumo - 2 Pts

2. Jewel Wakio - 2 Pts

3. Melly Moraa - 1.5 Pts

Under 14&12 Boys Winners

1. Sanagavarapu Taran - 5 Pts

1. Munyao Ray - 5 Pts

1. Oloka Sean - 5 Pts

1. Marshall Mwangi - 5 Pts


Under 14&12 Girls Winners

1. Wadoi Melisa - 4 Pts

1. Nissi Kerandi - 4 Pts

1. Grace Lilly - 4 Pts


Under 10&8 Boys Winners

1. Eli Osidiana - 5 Pts

2. Curtis Reuben - 5 Pts

3. Maxwell Njue - 4 Pts


Under 10&8 Girls Winners

1. Abigael Obonyo - 5 Pts

2. Nashipae Bella - 5 Pts

3. Winnie Kaburo - 5 Pts

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