HASCA held a successful selection chess tournament

Harare Schools Chess Association hosted a Provincial chess selection at Churchill High school on the 24th and 25th of February, 2018. The selections were for the under13,14,15,16,17,18,and 20 for both boys and girls. Farai  Hamandishe lived up to expectations as he managed to win his age group with a perfect score.

His final game of the tourney was against Michael Ngwerume of Mabvuku Hugh school whom he defeated mainly because of the misplacement of pieces.The tournament produced some players who will represent the Province at National competitions to be held in Bulawayo from 2-7 April, 2018.

Vilika Eugenecame first in the under 13 boys category with 4.5 points out of 5, while Blessing Kachiwaire had 4 points, followed by Tavengwa Sean of Mabvuku High school who had 3.5 points coming third in this division.In the under 13 girls category Joyce Namasusu came first with 3.5 points, while Chelsea Patongamoyo had 3 points, so was Tanyaradzwa, Megan Zhong all had 3 points.

Seraf Munyurwa of Marlbereign Girls high school won the under 14 girls category while Nakai Mahachi of Domincan Convent also finished with four points but second on butcholtz. Tariro Mutsinze came third in this category. meanwhile in the boys division Matthew Mhlanga of St. Georges won the section with a perfect score of 5 points out of 5 games played. He defeated Rufaro Chikaka of Prince Edward in a pulsating game as well as Ethan Lavendalewho was also another contender in this category.

Eventually Rufaro Chikaka had to settle for the second position after defeating his arch rival Ethan Lavendale in a game of the day which had fireworks and eruptions. Joel Nota finished with 4 points as well but came third on tie-break rules.Tadiwanashe Bhiza of Dominican Convent won the under 15 girls section with4/5 followed by Danai Makota and Shania Mwandai on second and third positions respectively.Munashe Zambuko of Mufakose 2 high school won the under 15 boys category with a perfect score, Anesu Nyarugwe of Harare High school, Kaitano Knowledge of ZRP Boarding school, Washe Bare, and Simbarashe Mutsikwi all finished with four points but they were separated on butcholtz with Nyarugwe getting the second slot on tie-break rules.

Tanaka Muchesa won the under 16 boys category with 4.5 points , followed by Makomborero Garamukanwa. The two drew their last game to finish on a tie but were separated on butcholz.to finish as the winners of the section. Laika Kalumbu won the under 16 girls category with 4 points followed by Mirirai Wasekiwaand Vanessa Chivizhe who had 3.5 points.In the under 17 boys  Mudimu patrice of St. Georges won the section followed byRyan Mafusire who had 4 points as well as Kangora of Prince Edward school.This completed the top three for the under 17 boys.Teclar Mafa won the under 17 girls category with a perfect scorefollowed by Praise Sithole of Zengeza 1 High school.

Isabel Masawi won the under 18 girls category with a perfect score followed by Charmaine Chigumbu with 3.5 points while Chelsea Patongamoyo came third to complete the top three for the section.

Kudakwashe Jokonya won the under 20 boys category with 4.5 points, Gilbert Shonhiwa came second with 3.5 points while Ashley Nyarugwe of Mabvuku High school came thirdwith 3 points.Tiny Nyatsambo of Mufakose 2 won the under 20 girls category followed by Yolanda Nyakurwa were the winners of the section. FA Chimbamu was the tournament Director, he was assisted by Fa -elect Ziome Munashe and FA -Elect B.Chirozva in the running of the tourney which saw a good number turning up despite the absence of the lower six who were yet to start school. Overally the tournament was very successful and Harare look forward to win the nationals which will be held in Bulawayo from 2-7 April, 2018

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