Mabvuku nail chess tourney

The Mabvuku High School boys’ senior team nailed it in the Convent chess festival, winning the inaugural edition of the tournament, held last week.

They won all four rounds of the competition, including a 3-1 thrashing of a Prince Edward team that had the renowned Alpha Chaendera on Board One.

Munyaradzi Thom prevailed over Chaendera in a tactical and pulsating game but Bwanali lost to Trevor Macheka in another interesting end game on Board Two. Greenwell Chimanya overcame Solomon Chimuzura l on Board Three, as Phillip Jekera won his game on Board Four to seal Mabvuku’s whitewash victory.

Mufakose 2 High drew with Prince Edward, before the former won their final game to finish 3,5 out of four games, becoming the second team after Mabvuku to finish without losing a single game. In third place were Dzivarasekwa and Prince Edward, who came fourth on butcholtz. Munyaradzi Thom was the best player on Board One with a perfect score – winning himself a Tablet sponsored by Business Optimisation Systems.

Trevor Macheka was the best player on Board Two, while Chimanya and Jekera won similar awards from boards three and four respectively.

In the junior boys section, Mufakose 2 High emerged champions, followed by Prince Edward and St. Georges. Those medals, certificates and shields as their prizes. Dominican Convent dominated the girls division, followed by Mufakose 2 Girls team and Malbereign Girls High school. Isabel Masawi won the best player on Board One in the senior girls division, getting herself a tablet and a gold medal.

In the junior girls division, Oriel Girls High school won, followed by Dominican Convent and Arundel Girls. Marcia Dzimba won the best player on Board One – collecting a tablet, a gold medal and a shield for the team.

Among the other schools that witnessed the competition were Falcon College, who came all the way from Esigodini, Matabeleland South, Churchill and St. Georges. The surprise result of the tournament came when Takunda Mudzingwa of St. Georges lost to Leeroy Mutukwa of the Mabvuku B team.

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