Women chess players ready despite dates shift

Chess players will be busy over the Easter Holiday
Chess players will be busy over the Easter Holiday

The 2019 Metropolitan Chess tournament gets underway at the University of Botswana on Friday, but the women’s competition has been postponed.

The women’s tournament has been moved to a later date due to the absence of seven players who are competing at the World Schools Chess Championship in Antalya, Turkey.

While the women’s section would be on hold, the Open section will go ahead as expected.  Botswana Chess Federation (BCF) president, Mothokomedi Thabano said the seven players who left for Turkey won gold medals at the Africa Schools Chess Championship in 2018.

Editor's Comment
A step in the right direction

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