East African Chess Championship | Aga Khan Academies

East African Chess Championship

18 January 2023

The East Africa Chess Championship is an annual event that brings together some of the best chess players from the region. The 2023 edition of the championship held from 10-13 February at the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa was attended by over 200 players from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia.

The competition was fierce, with players competing in various categories. Students from the Academy placed first, second or third in each of the categories. The players exhibited remarkable skills and strategy.

“It was one of the first big competitions I’ve had because it was East African", said Grade 8 student Mahek Desai who won the championship for the Under 14 category. "It was initially scary because there were a lot of people but as I played the games I got more confident. I practice chess online every day and I try to play two games and have sessions twice a week with my coach. It was a fun experience and I’m proud of myself for winning,” she added.

Congratulations to all of our players!