Dar junior chess players for Kenya tournament

21Nov 2017
Joseph Mchekadona
The Guardian
Dar junior chess players for Kenya tournament

SEVEN junior chess players from Dar es Salaam's Don Bosco outfit are set to travel to Kenya at the end of this month to feature in the Light House chess championship in Mombasa.

Junior chess players take part in a recent competition at the Don Bosco Club in Dar es Salaam.

Don Bosco Club's head coach, Kara Louis, revealed yesterday preparations for the trip to Mambasa are  going on smoothly.

He said the team will leave for Mambasa on November 29 to compete in the championship which has been slated for slated for November 30-December 3. The squad will return home on December 4 , he said.  

Louis mentioned players making the trip as Cleophas Charles, Sugam Sareen, Haruna Mohammed, Khamis Ame, Parashar Arryaman, Betha Samson and Preesha Cheenda.

He said Friends of Don Bosco have footed expenses for the team's trip and noted Joachim Sivila, who is Don Bosco's games coordinator, will travel with the team.

Louis disclosed the seven players were selected in the qualifying tournament which was hosted by the club a fortnight ago.

He revealed he is confident that the young players will bring home glory as they have been training well and have gained plenty of experience.

“We are confident that the team will perform well in the tournament, the players have shown superb performance in the qualifying event, which also helped them gain experience,“ he said.

He said the Kenya event will be held at the Oswal Academy and has attracted junior chess players from Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and hosts.