Mabvuku wins 2015 HASCA chess league

Mabvuku High school are the winners of the 2015 chess league.

schach; foto: meyer 12/04

They won the division one chess league which boasts of teams like Prince Edward school, Goromonzi the defending champions, St. GEORGES College, Mufakose 2 High school and Mazowe are the teams which were the main threats to Mabvuku’s title hopes.

On their way to winning the title Mabvuku won 12 games drawing one and losing only one game to Mufakose 2 High school. The only draw was against Goromonzi high school the winners of last year’s league.Prince Edward school lost both fixtures to Mabvuku 5-1 and 4,5-1,5 in the two fixtures which they played.

Munyaradzi Thom lead his team to very important wins against Prince Edward as well as Mazowe and St.Georges not forgetting the narrow but important win against Goromonzi. The Goromonzi school chess team lost 2,5-3,5 at home to Mabvuku before forcing a draw in the second leg fixture. Mazowe High school came a close second only losing to Mabvuku in both fixtures.

Wallace Chigwada lost one game and drew another one against Phillip Jekera in their fixtures, home and away. In the first fixture Mabvuku won 4,5-1,5 while in the return fixture Mazowe narrowly lost 2,5-3,5. St. Georges College lost 1-5 in the first fixture when they hosted Mabvuku before losing 2,5-3,5 when they were hosted by Mabvuku in one of the toughest games of the season.

Takunda Mudzingwa emerged as the best player in the fixture after successfully making a correct series of sacrifices which led to Phillip Jekera to resign inevitably. Mazowe High school played very well winning 8, drawing 3 and losing two games, Mufakose 2 high school won 8, drew one and lost 4 games.

Goromonzi High school came fourth winning 4, drawing2 and losing 6. The team gained some momentum towards the end of the season getting some very good results against Mufakose 2 and Mazowe High school. Prince Edward school came 5th winning 4 games,drawing one and losing 7.St. Georges college came 6th winning 4,drawing one and losing the other fixtures.

Visitation High school came 7th while Dominican Convent came 8th. The two teams were relegated to division two while ZRP Boarding High school and St. Ignatius College were promoted to Division one to join the province’s best chess playing schools.

Highfield High 2 and Oriel boys high were promoted to division two after winning the division. The league has potential to even grow bigger and better.

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