Chess team ready for Olympiad

The team that will represent Botswana at the Olympiad PIC: KAGISO ONKATSWITSE
The team that will represent Botswana at the Olympiad PIC: KAGISO ONKATSWITSE

Botswana men and women’s chess teams yesterday jetted off to Baku, Azerbaijan for the 42nd Chess Olympiad, which starts on Thursday and ends on September 14.

Botswana has sent a 10-member team (five women and five men). For the first time in the history of the national team, the Botswana Chess Federation (BCF) introduced a new selection criterion at the beginning of the year where players were selected based on rating and activity.

The federation adopted an open, transparent and objective approach that gave all deserving players, based on their strength, an opportunity to contest for a position in the national team.

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