Khetho to overtake Njobvu in chess rankings

FIDE Master (FM) Phemelo Khetho could be the country's highest ranked player come July should his games at the just-ended national chess championships be rated. The Botswana national champion scored an impressive 5.5 out of six points in the finals to take the crown for the third successive year.

Ignatius Njobvu, the country's strongest player did not take part in the finals as he had missed the first round qualifiers. This will have a significant impact on who is Botswana's top player on July 1.

In the latest rankings released on April 1, Njobvu is still the country's leading chessman, a position he has occupied since last July.  Botswana players have not taken part in any rated tournaments since then and as such, their latest rankings are unchanged. Khetho will keep his fingers crossed that Botswana Chess Federation (BCF) sends the results of last weekend's national championships to FIDE for rating purposes.

Editor's Comment
Bravo, Matlala JSS for recognising employees!

Last Friday, Matlala Junior Secondary School (JSS) in Tlokweng did just that – they organised an event to honour their teachers and support staff. This gesture is truly commendable, as teachers occupy a pivotal role in the lives of our children.To be completely candid, teachers are the ones who shape our children from a very tender age, investing a significant amount of time in their growth and development. It's not uncommon to hear parents...

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