The Mozzart East African Open Chess Tournament Prestige Trophies
The Maasai people seem to have originated from South Sudan and what is now Lake Turkana and spread southwards into northern, central, western and southern Kenya and Northern Tanzania.
The Maasai Moran is the name given to a young male who has undergone initiation by living in isolation in the bush, learning tribal customs and developing strength, courage and endurance-traits for which Maasai warriors are noted throughout the world,
This rite of passage sometimes involves fighting off wild animals in the vast Savanah which is home to the worlds best known predators- lions, cheetahs, leopards and poisonous snakes.
It is this history that has inspired the trophies for the Mozzart East African Open Chess Tournament.
The male and female Morans (we believe females can be warriors too!) are a representation of the players who have conquered the jungle that is the strongest chess tournament in East Africa.
Each prestige winner will have their name engraved on the bases of the stauettes and anyone who wins it 3 times gets to keep the trophy for life.
Wishing all the best to the participants!