2015 Zone 4.3 Champioships
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 14:20

Malawi will host the 2015 Zone champioships in April . The last time that Malawi hosted an international chess event was in 2007 when Chessam organised the Junior Championship at Kamuzu Academy in Kasungu.
The zonal Championship this time will include 4 sections. 1. Zone Champioship (Open & Women) 2. Zone Junior (Open and Girls). Champios from the Zone Chapions (Open and Women) sections will have qualified to participate at the world cup in Baku, Azerbaijan in September 2014. As a result of the element of qualifying for the world cup, Chessam expects several senior players in the zone to take part in the tournament.
 Apart from the individual games, Chess Association of Malawi will also organise the Trainers as well as the Arbiters Seminar for those that want to take those proffessional routes.

by Theodore 

First Rated Tournament a success
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 12:25

The first ever rated tournament organised by Chessam from 13th September to 21st September 2014, was a big success in Lilongwe at the Baptist Theological college Hall.  Upsets were recorded but the good news is that we shall add 3 players to the list of rated players. Playing in a round robbin, the final ranking looked like this:
 1. Chiletso Chipanga 8 pts
2.Alfred Chimthere 8 pts
3.FM Gerald Mphungu 7 pts
4.Stanford Chiwambo 4 pts
5.Petros Mfune 4 pts 
6.Misheck Nyirenda 3.5 pts
7.Newton Jere 3pts
8.Overton Kanyinji 3 pts
9.Hope Mwazozo 2.5 pts
10.Moses Mkadawire 1pt
 From the tournament, it is only Stanford Chiwambo, Newton Jere and Overton Kanyinji that managed to beat the rated players and will therefore benefit by getting rated. From the beginning, Hope Mwazozo looked like the best candidate to beat a rated player but it never turned to be. 
Below is a copy of the newspaper article that came out of the papers..

Malawi @ the 2014 World youth
Tuesday, 23 September 2014 12:04

Tupokiwe Musukwa, U16 and Khwima Gondwe U10 are the ambassadors for Malawi to the World Youth Chess Championship in Durban. The two kids had undergone some serious training by FI Joseph Chalemba in Mzuzu before flying to Durban for a tournament that is scheduled to run from 19 September 2014 until 30 September 2014. After playing 3 games without any result, I asked the kids as to what was wrong. "Tikuopa azungu", that was the responce from Khwima. The kids who are undergoing further training by Joseph Mwale and Richard Mbedza were encouraged to look at Mzungu as any other player and play there game. This was a good psycological preparation. At the end of round 4 we registered the first result. Tupokiwe 1, Khwima 1/2. Joseph mwale said, " The first international tournament I played, I ended with 1/11 so you guys are okay". 
Generally the lads have improved their game since they started. Game on !!!!!!!!

by Theodore 

Rating of Players
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.

By Theodore 

New Chessam Board 2014/18
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 22:00

Chess Association of Malawi has reconstituted its new Board on 30th August 2014 to run the affairs of the Association for the next four years till 2018. The new board has maintained Kezzie Msukwa and Mark Chikoko as its President and Vice President respectively. Mr Gershom Chima has replaced Mr Leonaed Sharra as General Secretary while Mr Yohane Misomali and Mr Makhosi Nyirenda have replaced Mr Paul Nyirenda and Mr Gilton Mkumbwa as Treasurer General and Publicity Secretary respectively. The new position for coordinator for chess in Schools has been filled by Mishek Nyirenda. Other executive members include: Mayeso Mphande, Susan Namangale, Petrocs Mfune and Gift Kadaluka. The new board has a daunting task ahead of it as there are alot of programmes ahead of them.
We wish the committee success.

by Theodore 

Monday, 09 June 2014 17:49

The Chess Association of Malawi will be electing its new Board on 31 August 2014. Being an Elective AGM, paid up executive members from the Chessam membership will Elect the following Office bearers that will direct Chess in the country for the next 4 years to 2018.

Currently, the positions approved by the board in 2010 include:


Vice President

General Secretary

Treasurer General

Publicity Secretary

Executive members (4)

All intetested members are requires to write Sports Council indicating positions they are intending to compete for. All board membership positions require that holders hold atleast a Malawi School Certificate.

by: Kezzie












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