Chess players claim victory at Karino

After 14 rounds played over a period of three months, the winners of the Kumbaya Africa Individuals Chess League have been announced.

This competition began on Saturday May 7th and ended on Saturday July 30th at Meridian Karino School. The Coach Chess Academy, under Mpumalanga Chess, was the host of this league.

League players were divided into two sections: Prestige and Section A (juniors). In Prestige, Muzi Nkambule won first place, and received R3,000, a trophy and a gold medal, Phumuza Tholo took second place, R2,000 and a silver medal, and Allie Phiri took third place, R1,500 and a bronze medal.

In Section A (Junior), Dicken Nkosi took first place, R2,000, a trophy and a gold medal. Alen Jameson came second with R1,500 and a silver medal, and Fadyl Macanja came third, with R1,000 and a bronze medal.

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Eddy Bhila from the academy said it was a tough and exciting competition. According to him, they have seen a lot of players grow and improve their skills.

“Looking at the first three winners in the Prestige category, Nkambule succeeded because of his confidence – even though he lost some matches, he never gave up. Tholo proved that age was not a factor when It was all about failures because although he was old he never gave up Phiri’s performance is what carried him through.

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“In Section A (Junior), Nkosi won all 14 innings in the game and was consistent throughout the league. Jameson continued. He only lost one game against Nkosi. Macanja reached the top three by working hard, we saw a lot of improvements in this player, and that’s what won the award.

Bhila said he would like to thank everyone who participated, supported and sponsored the league.

“We appreciate everyone who has played a role in this league. To our sponsors, this wouldn’t have been possible at all without you.

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