Tuesday, 18 December 2018 13:46

Crossroads Management have confirmed support and partnership with Chess Association of Malawi to host the National Chess Tournament scheduled for 21-23 December 2018 in Lilongwe.


Tuesday, 18 December 2018 09:15

Malawi Junior Chess Team flies out through Kamuzu International Airport (KIA) on Wednesday December 5,  2018, to compete at the African Schools Individual Chess Championships slated for Limpopo, SouthAfrica. The five players who have made the cut, are set to jostle for honours in different age group categories, namely: Lakshita Dutt (Under 11 Girls), Priyasha Shriyan (Under 13 Girls), Janet Basikolo (Under 15 Girls), Dakshesh Dutt (Under 13 Boys), and Blessings Kamanga (Under 17 Boys)


                Malawi Junior Chess Team with Susan Namangale (Fourth from left), CHESSAM president

Chess Malawi has new management
Sunday, 02 December 2018 19:10

Chess Association of Malawi has new management headed by Mrs Susan Namangale

Africa Youth Representatives 2015 back
Monday, 14 December 2015 19:17

The Historic participation of Malawi Youths at the 2015 African Youth Chess Championship held in Lusaka, Zambia from 5th to 12th December left alot of lessons for the Malawi youths to remember and build on. Twelve youths represented Malawi in all the youth categories and performed fairly for starters.

The team that represented Malawi was led by the seat-in National Schools Coordinator Ms Magret Ngugama who took along the following youths:

Girls: Tupokiwe Msukwa (U18)finished with 3.5pts, Ulemu Mbewe (U16) finished with 4pts, Oprah Phiri (U14) finished with 4 pts, Annie Simwaba (U12) finished with 1.5pts, Michelle Chimbe (U10) finished as best scorer for Malawi at 5.5pts  and Daisy Huwa (U08) who collected 3.5 points.

Boys: Martin Namakhwa (U18) collected 1.5pts, Davies Ngwira (U16) collected 3.5 points, Yewo Sanga (U14) collected 4 points, Rafik Waliyala (U12) 3.5pts, Tafadzwa Linje (U10) had 2.5pts and Zane Sherif (U08) collected 1.5 points.

The performance of the team could not be expected to have been any better than that owing to several factors that led to our ill preparartion but the objective of exposure was met.

Resources being available, we shall need to build on this team.

We thank Ms Ngugama for the enormous job she did prior to the travel as well as during the travel and during the whole tournament.

On a sad note, while in Lusaka, Ms Ngugama lost her elder sister in Bulawayo. May her soul rest in peace.


by forthillian

Mdina 2015 Edition
Sunday, 10 May 2015 21:20

Fresh from the Zone 4.3 Chess Championship, attention shifts to the ever competitive Mdina sponsored tournament in Blantyre at Victoria Hotel. MK250,000 is up for grab in the open section with MK100,000 dungled for the ladies section.

Who will lift the trophy? Peter Jayloss is the defending champion after proving he was a hard nut to crack in Mzuzu. It is expected to be a tough tournament with all the wounded buffaloes from the Zone 4.3 tournament expected to limp to Blantyre headed by Finisher Alfred Chimthere.

Razorblade, who has not featured on National scene for a long time is expected to be the strongest contender along with FM Gerrad Mphungu.

Eyes are in Blantyre now as we want to witness the Mdina tournament sponsored by Mdina Business Solutions, a Malawian owned business based in RSA. The event runs from 15th to 17th May 2015.

by theodore

2015 Zone 4.3 Chess in Blantyre
Sunday, 10 May 2015 21:16
2015 Zone 4.3 Individual Chess Championships Print
Tuesday, 05 May 2015 11:29

The Chess Association of Malawi hosted the 2015 Zone 4.3 Individual Chess Championships from April 17th to 26th in Blantyre, Malawi. 36 players of 7 countries were present for the event.


In the Open section, 22 players from Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Mauritius, Zambia and Zimbabwe competed for the International Master title and the qualification to the 2015 World cup, the winner was the Zambian FM PHIRI Richmond with an impressive 8.5 pts over 9 rounds, full results.


12 ladies played in the women section, the winner was the WIM from Botswana MUDONGO Boikhutso with 8.5pts over 9, full results.


More pictures here.

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