Tuesday, 09 September 2014 22:11
Chessam has embarked on a new project aimed at rating all active players in the country. At the moment, Chessam will be holding a rating tournament in Lilongwe from 13 September to 21st September 2014, where it is expected to add six more players to the ten malawian rated players. Meanwhile Malawi has the first ladies Vitumbiko Gondwe rated 1505 and Royce Msiska rated 1245 after a showing at the recent 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tromso, Norway. The first Fide Master for Malawi was awarded to Gerrad Mphungu for his prowess at the same olympiad.
Other members that attended the 2014 olympiad were Mark Chikoko Captain, Joseph Chalemba - ladies coach, Alfred Chimthere, Chiletso Chipanga, Joseph Nyambalo, Desiderata Nkhoma and Ellen Mpinganjira - Ladies captain.
In the open category, Malawi moved from 134 in ranking to 113 where as the ladies team moved from 130 to 128.
We will be in the top 100 soon.