Five players off to inaugural junior chess tourney

Thriving scheme:the BCF has a vibrant development programme PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG
Thriving scheme:the BCF has a vibrant development programme PIC: KEOAGILE BONANG

As part of their development programme, the Botswana Chess Federation (BCF) will send five young chess players to the inaugural Under-16 Zone 4.5 Chess Championships in Lesotho, which starts this weekend.

All Southern African nations are expected to send teams to the week-long tournament. Two girls, Women Chess Master (WCM), Refilwe Gabatshwarwe and Ruth Otisitswe will represent Botswana.

The duo will be joined by three boys; George Method, Keabetswe Makwaeba and Oageng Chalashika. The five players were selected after their exploits at the 2019 Debswana Finals Championships.

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