Inaugural chess event gets underway

On the board: Chess players will take part in the inaugural competition PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG
On the board: Chess players will take part in the inaugural competition PIC: PHATSIMO KAPENG

Chess Interactions Botswana will tomorrow stage the inaugural National Youths and Cadet Championships until Sunday at the University of Botswana in Gaborone.

The event will be played over seven rounds of standard chess games and the chief organiser, Vincent Masole told Mmegi Sport that the tournament has received financial backing from Zen Engineering Services worth P10,000.

Masole said as of October 20, which was the registration dead line, they had received entrants from Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. “The tournament is specifically organised for chess talent from the ages of eight to 18 as part of grassroots development and also to compliment the Botswana Chess Federation’s effort of youth development,” he said.

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