Marumbini Daniel Wins HCA Afristeel UNDER 14

Marumbini Daniel won the just ended under 14 Harare Chess Association (HCA) Afristeel chess tournament.

He finished with 6.5 points out of 7 games of play.Ouma Chinyanga of St. Georges College came second with 6 points out of 7 games followed by Katsande who finished with 6 points but cae third on butcholtz. The winner of the under 14 section won a Trophy, a gold medal and $30 for his efforts, while Ouma won $20 and a silver medal. Katsande won a bronze medal and a chess set fofr his effort.

The tournament attracted 52 players who were from the ages of 7 up to 14.The best under 12 player was Adit Das of Twin Rivers school who won a gold medal for eclipsing his compatrits in the under 12 section of the boys. Tanaka Patricia Chikwavaire was the best girl in the under 12 girls section and she finished with 5/7 games of play. Mashava Danmore was the best under 10 player and finished fourth overally with 5/7 points. Machona Tatenda was the best under 8 player with 5/7 points.

The games were very pulsating such that some of the perenial winners were eliminated to the bench as they had to watch the others getting to the podium.The tournament was held at Cresta Jameson hotel from the 30th- 1 July 2018. The Chief Arbiter of the tournament was International Arbiter Simbarashe Murimi who was assisted by Fide Arbiter -Elect Jamil Ndoro who is also a student teacher at Belvedere Technical Teachers College.

The games went on very smoothly and the players enjoyed the good playing atmosphere which was commensurate to Fide standards and expectations. There is a lot of potential to all the players who took part in this chess tournament which raised the bar in terms of how tournies should be hosted.

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