SA, Zambia outshine Bots in Zone 4.3 chess tournament

South Africa and Zambia outshone Botswana as they won gold in both the men and women sections of the just ended Zone 4.3 chess tournament held in Gaborone.

Gillian Bwalya of Zambia is The 2013 Zone 4.3 Chess Tournament Open section champion with 8/9 points, with no game lost, and two draws from Botswana's Ignatious Njobvu and Thabo Vanvurel Gumpo. Kotov Rodwell Makoto of Zimbabwe came second with six points, followed by Deon Solomons of South Africa with six points and Botswana's IM Providence Oatlhotse also with six points.

Bwalya now qualifies to play at the World Cup and Africa Individual Chess Championships. He also qualified for IM title. Rodwell Makoto (Zimbabwe), Deon Solomons (South Africa) qualify for FM title. Thato Olebile (Botswana) qualifies for CM along with Calvin Klaasen (South Africa) CM. The titles will take effect after November 1.

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