19:16, Sunday, 26th November, 2017

The 2017 Tanzania Open has come to an end in Dar es Salaam and congratulations are once again due to IM Elijah Emojong from Uganda.

Elijah put in a dominant performance to secure 6.5 points from his 7 games and win the event by a full point ahead of local CM Yusuf Mdoe who capped an impressive outing with a fine win in the final round over Kenya's Githinji Hinga.

Hinga was the only player who was able to hold Elijah to a draw and had looked set to secure second place until this final round loss. Githinji ended up in a 4 way tie for third place with FM Haruna Nsubuga but Haruna ultimately took the final podium position after winning his final round game.

KCF would like to thank CM Nurdin Hassuji and FA Duke Machieka who together oversaw the organisation of another fine event.

The final results and standings are posted at
http://www.chess-results.com/tnr311370.aspx?lan=1