Tuesday, 15 December 2009

CANDIDATE MASTER, CHARLES EICHAB IS THE CHESS CHAMPION OF NAMIBIA


On Monday, 14 December 2009, Charles Sidney Eichab became the Namibian Chess Champion for 2009 for a third time.

The Namibia National Chess Championship was held at the Centaurus Secondary School from 9 December to 14 December 2009. Eichab scored 6/7 points after 4 wins and 2 draws.
In Second place was Candidate Master, Otto Zandell Nakapunda who also scored 6/7 but lost against Eichab in their individual encounter and was place in second position due to his lesser progressive score.


In third place was Max B. Nitzborn with 5/7. Nitzborn lost both his encounters against the Candidate Masters and had to fight tooth and nail against former Namibian Junior Chess Champion Willem August Silver to secure third place.

The best Juniors were TWCA students Xenophone Julius, with 4/7 in first place followed by Julian Isaak with 3.5/7 in second place and Ethan Pretorius with 3.0/7 in third place.

The Namibian Chess Federation would like to wish the entire Namibian Nation a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2010.