Chess events happening in Kenya in 2022 are listed below.

DateEvent NameLocationSectionsFormatRating
Status
OrganiserMore Info
14-16 JanKenyan National Team Selection - First PhaseNairobiOpen
Ladies
6 rds Std
(90+30)
SS
FIDEChess Kenya0721653040
23 JanMombasa Rapid Series Tournament - Season 1MombasaOpen6 rds Rpd
(30+0)
SS
FIDETUM Chess + Mombasa Chess Club0798970261
0797133786
28-30 JanKenyan National Team Selection - Final Phase (First Half)NairobiOpen
Ladies
11 rds Std
(90+30)
SRR
FIDEChess Kenya0721653040
0738907255
0721218646
29 JanCoast Juniors Chess Tournament - 1st EditionMombasaJuniors
(U8 to U18)
6 rds Rpd
(25+0)
SS
UnratedLighthouse Chess ClubReg. Link
0715740991
0721485493
29 JanOshwal Academy Nairobi Junior OpenNairobiJuniors
(U8 to U18)
6 rds Rpd
(30+0)
SS
UnratedNairobi Chess Academy & ClubPoster
Reg. Link
0788260167
0722481960
4-6 FebKenyan National Team Selection - Final Phase (Second Half)NairobiOpen
Ladies
11 rds Std
(90+30)
SRR
FIDEChess Kenya0721653040
0738907255
0721218646
12 FebKNYCCC Qualifiers - Nairobi RegionNairobiJuniors
(U8 to U18)
6 rds Rpd
(30+0)
SS
UnratedChess KenyaReg. Link
0721653040
0725680043
13 FebChess Kenya Federation ElectionsNairobi---Chess Kenya
19 FebKNYCCC Qualifiers - Kiambu RegionKiambuJuniors
(U8 to U18)
6 rds Rpd
(30+0)
SS
UnratedKiambu County Chess AssociationReg. Link
0722713124
0738907255
19 FebKNYCCC Qualifiers - Machakos RegionMachakosJuniors
(U8 to U18)
6 rds Rpd
(30+0)
SS
UnratedNacha SportsReg. Link
0788260167
0722481960
0746162632
19 FebKNYCCC Qualifiers - Coast RegionMombasaJuniors
(U8 to U18)
6 rds Rpd
(30+0)
SS
UnratedMombasa Chess ClubReg. Link
0726216370
0797133786
19 FebKNYCCC Qualifiers - Central RegionNyeriJuniors
(U8 to U18)
6 rds Rpd
(30+0)
SS
UnratedNyeri Chess Club0722713124
0722355790
19 FebKNYCCC Qualifiers - Trans Nzoia RegionKitaleJuniors
(U8 to U18)
6 rds Rpd
(30+0)
SS
UnratedChess Kenya0721284269
0714860461
19 FebKNYCCC Qualifiers - Kisumu RegionKisumuJuniors
(U8 to U18)
6 rds Rpd
(30+0)
SS
UnratedVictoria Chess Club
19 FebWeCC Rapids - Tournament 1NairobiOpen5 rds Rpd
(15+0)
SS
FIDEWestlands Chess ClubDetails
0711558575
19-20 Feb11th Capablanca CupNairobiOpen
U1800
U1600
4 rds Std
(Various)
SS
FIDENairobi Chess ClubReg. Link
20 FebKNYCCC Qualifiers - Kisii RegionKisiiJuniors
(U8 to U18)
6 rds Rpd
(30+0)
SS
UnratedKisii Chess Club
26 FebKNYCCC Qualifiers - North Rift RegionItenJuniors
(U8 to U18)
6 rds Rpd
(30+0)
SS
UnratedNorth Rift Chess Committee0791180966
26 FebKNYCCC Qualifiers - Kajiado RegionOngata RongaiJuniors
(U8 to U18)
6 rds Rpd
(30+0)
SS
UnratedProx Chess HouseReg. Link
0723229602
0723948007
26 Feb2nd Torre & Cavallo Closed Blitz Chess ChampionshipMombasaClosed11 rds Blz
(3+2)
SS
FIDETorre & Cavallo Chess Club + Paras GudkaDetails
0711558575
5-6 Mar2022 Kenya National Chess LeagueNairobiDivision 1 (Premier)
Division 2 (Super)
15/21 rds Std
(90+30)
SRR
FIDEChess Kenya
12 MarFinal KNYCCC QualifiersJujaJuniors
(U8 to U18)
6 rds Rpd
(30+0)
SS
UnratedProx Chess House + Black KnightsReg. Link
0738907255
0723948007
12-13 MarEastlands International Open Chess Championship 2022NairobiOpen6 rds Std
(90+0)
SS
FIDEChess Kenya +
Eastlands Chess Club
Reg. Link
0727222260
0722231513
19-20 Mar2nd Village Market Open Chess ChampionshipNairobiOpen
Ladies
Juniors
(U8 to U18)
6 rds Std
(90+0)
SS
FIDE + Unrated Terrian Chess AfricaReg. Link
0728149290
0721218646
0723948007
20 MarMombasa Rapid Series Tournament - 2nd EditionMombasaOpen7 rds Rpd
(25+0)
SS
FIDELighthouse Chess Club0798970261
0797133786
25 MarGalleria BYOB Game Night 11th EditionNairobiOpen9 rds Blz
(5+0)
SS
FIDETerrian Chess Africa0728149290
26 MarPre Nationals Chess TournamentMombasaJuniors4 rds Rpd
(45+0)
SS
UnratedMombasa Chess Academy0114288473
0797133786
26 MarCoast Juniors Chess TournamentMombasaJuniors6 rds Rpd
(25+0)
SS
UnratedLighthouse Chess Club
26 Mar1st Oshwal Nairobi Rapid Youth Chess ChampionshipNairobiU10
U18
7 rds Rpd
(15+0)
SS
Unrated + FIDEOshwal Sports Complex + Westlands Chess ClubReg. Link
0711558575
26 Mar1st Oshwal Nairobi Blitz Chess ChampionshipNairobiOpen12 rds Blz
(3+2)
SS
FIDEOshwal Sports Complex + Westlands Chess ClubReg. Link
0711558575
2-6 AprKenya National Youth & Cadets Chess Championship (KNYCCC)MombasaJuniors
(U8 to U18)
8 rds Std
(90+0)
SS
UnratedChess KenyaReg. Link
10 Apr1st Oshwal Nairobi Rapid Chess ChampionshipNairobiOpen10 rds Rpd
(10+5)
SS
FIDEOshwal Sports Complex + Westlands Chess ClubReg. Link
0711558575
11-23 AprKenya National Youth Chess CampNairobiBeginner
Intermediate
Advanced
N/AN/AChess Kenya0724219422
0712042461
15-18 AprKenya Open Chess ChampionshipNairobiOpen
Ladies
PWD
Veterans
9 rds Std
(90+30)
SS
FIDEChess KenyaReg. Link
0723948007
0721523400
30 Apr-3 May2022 East Africa Open Chess TournamentMombasaPrestige
U1800
U1600
Juniors
(U8 to U18)
7 rds Std
(90+30)
SS
FIDE + UnratedLighthouse Chess ClubReg. Link
0715740991
0721485493

(Last updated: 30-Apr-2022)


Key:

Sections

  • U7 – Under 7
  • U8 – Under 8
  • U9 – Under 9
  • U10 – Under 10
  • U11 – Under 11
  • U12 – Under 12
  • U13 – Under 13
  • U14 – Under 14
  • U15 – Under 15
  • U16 – Under 16
  • U17 – Under 17
  • U18 – Under 18
  • PWD – People With Disabilities

Formats

  • rds – rounds
  • Blz – Blitz
  • Rpd – Rapid
  • Std – Standard

Time Controls

  • (3+2) – 3 minutes plus a bonus of 2 seconds per move from move 1 (per player)
  • (5+0) – 5 minutes flat (per player)
  • (15+10) – 15 minutes plus a bonus of 10 seconds per move from move 1 (per player)
  • (25+0) – 25 minutes flat (per player)
  • (30+0) – 30 minutes flat (per player)
  • (60+0) – 60 minutes flat (per player)
  • (60+30) – 60 minutes plus a bonus of 30 seconds per move from move 1 (per player)
  • (90+0) – 90 minutes flat (per player)
  • (90+30) – 90 minutes plus a bonus of 30 seconds per move from move 1 (per player)
  • (90+30+30) – 90 minutes for the first 40 moves plus 30 minutes for the rest of the game plus a bonus of 30 seconds per move from move 1 (per player)
  • (120+0) – 120 minutes flat (per player)

Pairing Systems

  • SS – Swiss System
  • SST – Swiss System for Teams
  • SRR – Single Round-Robin
  • DRR – Double Round-Robin
  • Sch – Scheveningen System