The Kehat Beukes Memorial which is held in earnest since 2006 but stretches back to 1994 will be held at the Klein Windhoek Guest House in Windhoek. The tournament has over the years attracted many foreigners from all the nooks and corners of the world thus maintaining each International status. Being essentially an open tournament the Kehat Beukes Memorial has also attracted an array of Namibia’s foremost chess players as well.
This year’s tournament will be graced by Namibia’s only residing titled chess players Candidate Masters (CM) Otto Nakapunda and multiple winner, defending champion and Namibian Champion Candidate Master (CM) Charles Eichab. The organizer CM Eichab said:”Chess is perhaps the only sports were a 7 year old kid can play a 37 year old adult in a serious rated match. After 2000 years it still remains men’s principle form of mental recreation and therefore all is welcome to this event”.
Registration starts at 09h00 on 26 December 2009 followed by 4 rounds of play. Play will continue the following day were the concluding 3 rounds will be played thus bringing the total number of rounds played to seven. Klein Windhoek Guesthouse is the main sponsor with prizes totalling N$ 5000.00 plus an additional weekend for 2 for the winner.
There are many prizes in the Open section as well as Special Prizes in the best scholar and women categories.
Registration will be N$30.00 for Adults and N$20.00 for Juniors.
Please call 081 292 3461 for further information and registration.
In the picture is CM Otto Nakapunda left and CM Charles Eichab on the right with a bunch of young and enthusiastic kibitzers following keenly.