Chess hosts airfficiency tourney
Jan 30, 2015
The Botswana Chess Federation (BCF) will this weekend host the annual Airfficiency Year Opener Chess Tournament at the Legae Academy in Gaborone.
Expected to attract players from Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa the tourney is sponsored to the tune of P15 00.00 by Airfficiency Year Opener (Pty) Ltd, an SMME that trades in laboratory and medical equipped and has become an important event on the BCF’s calendar.
According to BCF Public Relations Director Keenese Katisenge the event which is the first on the organization’s annual calendar earns players points for the World Chess Federation (FIDE) ratings.
On another note the BCF mouth piece revealed to Voice Sport that open section winner will walk away with P2000 cash while the ladies section winner will pocket P1000.
She added that medals, chess gifts and certificates will also be won at the event.
For his part BCF President Tshenolo Maruatona said they were looking forward to the New Year with renewed zeal and excitement as they once again pull together to local chess to another level.
He stressed that 2014 was quite an eventful year with its challenges and successes despite severe financial constraints with the Olympiad taking 95% of their money to the detriment of other events.
“We however still kept our head above water and post mortem analysis show that was 2014 was a great year for Botswana Chess”.
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