The tournaments in Nairobi and Harare have both come to an end and we wish to congratulate all the winners.

In Kenya, the open event was won by Ben Nguku on tie-break as he edged out Mehul Gohil after both players ended with 7/8. Top seed, Peter Gilruth placed third with 6.5/8. The ladies section was dominated by Jane Wambugu who amassed an impressive total of 7.5/8 to win by 2 full points ahead of WCM Riah Shah and Joyce Nyaruai who both ended with 5.5/8.

Full results of both sections are available at http://www.chess-results.com/tnr213040.aspx?lan=1

In the Easter Open in Harare, WIM Anzel Laubscher successfully defended her ladies title whilst Zhemba Jemusse from Zimbabwe recorded a number of excellent wins to tie for first place with IM Chitumbo Mwale from Zambia.