Tournament Details

Date: Saturday, 11th December 2021
Time: 2 to 5 pm
Venue: The New Big Tree Beach Resort, near Bora Bora Stage (opp. Bamburi Police Station), Bamburi, Mombasa, KENYA (Google Maps link:

Format: 9 rounds FIDE-rated Blitz (5m flat)
Pairings system: Single Round-Robin

Capacity: 10 players (6 rated, 4 unrated)
Entry fee: KES 500


  • 1st Place – KES 1,250 cash + pizza voucher
  • 2nd Place – KES 750 cash + pizza voucher
  • 3rd Place – Pizza voucher


Saturday, 11th December 2021

  • 2 to 2.45 pm – Rounds 1 to 3
  • 2.45 to 3 pm – Break
  • 3 to 3.45 pm – Rounds 4 to 6
  • 3.45 to 4 pm – Break
  • 4 to 4.45 pm – Rounds 7 to 9
  • 4.45 to 5 pm – Closing ceremony

Pairings and results:

Rules, regulations, and notes:

  1. Pairings and results of every round will be published on
  2. If a player wishes to withdraw from the tournament at any stage, he/she or his/her parents (for minors) must inform the chief arbiter before the next round is paired.
  3. Players must not have any electronic devices (mobile phones, tablets, Kindles, etc.) on them while their games are on. These can be handed over to the arbiter or kept in the player’s bag after being switched off. If a player’s phone rings in the middle of a round, he/she will immediately forfeit the game.
  4. Cash prizes will not be shared. If players are tied on points at the end of the tournament, tie-break systems will be applied in the following order:
    1. Direct encounter (results of players in the same point group)
    2. Greater number of victories (inclusive of forfeit points)
    3. Sonneborn-Berger
    4. Koya System
  5. Prize winners must be present at the closing ceremony to receive their prizes.
  6. Covid protocols will be observed at the tournament venue. Players and spectators are requested to keep their masks on at all times. 

Organiser: Paras Gudka
Contact: 0711 55 85 75