Kenya Chess defending champions KCB have today named six players and two officials who will represent the country during the African Clubs Champions Cup in Cairo Egypt from 23rd July- 1 st August 2017.
The team will depart the country on Sunday evening before participating in a series chess rounds aiming to dominate the chess championship. KCB Chess team manager Isaac Babu says the team has prepared adequately for the tournament envisaging to grab major honours.
“We want to perform very well and make the country proud during the Egypt outing, our squad has the best players and hopefully we stand a good chance”, said Babu.
KCB traveling party consist of team manager Isaac Babu, Head of Delegation Martin Gichia while the playing unit will be led by team captain Ben Magana, Aaron Wanyama, Philip Singe , Jackson Kamau Joseph Methu and William Wachania.
The Championship will be played in accordance with FIDE regulations in round robin or rounds Swiss system. Time control will be 90 minutes for each player, with an addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one.
Day one program will start with a technical meeting in the morning before the opening ceremony at 4:30 pm. The competitors will have nine rounds of competition before the prize giving ceremony on 31st July 2017.