Clubs want league halted over absent players

The chess league returns on Saturday PIC: Moreri Sejakgomo
The chess league returns on Saturday PIC: Moreri Sejakgomo

Some chess clubs have asked the Botswana Chess Federation (BCF) to halt the league due to the absence of national team players who are in Morocco for the African Games.

The Debswana Chess League starts this weekend, but some clubs like Black Bishops and Poisonous Snakes are without key players who are with the national side.

International Master (IM) Providence Oatlhotse plays for Chess Motifs, Woman International Master Onkemetse Francis while Woman Candidate Master (WCM) Refilwe Gabatshwane plays for Bishops.

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