A total of 10 chess players have confirmed their participation in a one-day Polytechnic Chess Festival which is expected to take place
this coming Saturday at the Polytechnic campus in.Blantyre.
The tournament which has been organised by Polytechnic students under the umbrella of Southern Region Chess League (SRCL) together with the Chess Association of Malawi (CHESSAM) is aimed at bringing together chess players including the students in order to help them improve their chess tactics and skills.
SRCL chairperson James Chirwa confirmed to Nyasa Times that a total of 10 players have so far managed to pay their K2000 registraion fee.
Chirwa said they are targeting to have a maximum of 30 players.
“We expect to have players from all the districts in the southern region to make sure that they attend the event at Poly. I can also
confirm that we have enough equipments to use during the tournament so everyone should be assured that we don’t have any problem with materials and other things,” said Chirwa.
He added that as SRCL they are planning to host such College and University chess tournaments in all the southern region schools so
that they help in promoting the sport from.school level.
“After Poly competition the second school to host the similar event will be Blantyre International University (BIU) and from there we’ll
choose another school. Thereafter we are intending to host a major Chess Tournament in September this year at Sports Council which is going to be called ‘ Chess Open’. This will be a competition for students only,” he said.