A total of 12 teams have registered for the Westlands Club chess tournament planned for this weekend at Nairobi International School. Organised in partnership with Nairobi International School (NIS), the event will see 61 players under the age of 20 from various chess clubs, schools and universities in Nairobi fight for the top prize.
The event has also attracted players from as far as Naivasha and Kandara
Favourites Westland Chess Club Sumbawas will face stiff competition from NIS Warriors, Kabete Cares Mighty Chariots, Nairobi Academy, Strathmore University Seal Team, Aberdare A, B and C, Kandara Brand Warriors, Tritonite Stars and Braeside High Team 'A' and 'B'. Each team will field 4 players with up to 2 reserves. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 teams overall and top 3 performers on boards.