Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Direct encounter gives Dimba a winning tie-break at the 8th Beukes Memorial Chess Tournament


James Dimba once again won the Kehat Beukes Memorial Chess Tournament but this time around only a direct encounter could separate the top 3 winners as all three finished with a score of 7 out of 9 points each. The Zambian born Dimba first won the tournament in 2010 during his first year at the University of Namibia just to win it again this year in his final year. From the onset the tournament was led by 2nd place winner Candidate Master (CM) Otto Nakapunda who kept an amazing winning streak till round 6 when he finally fell to Dimba in round 7. Veteran player CM Charles Eichab came in 3rd place also with 7 out of 9 following the close race for 1st place.

Other winners from the tournament also included Immanuel Gariseb who won best junior player and Nicola Tjaronda who was crowned best female player. Organizers of the event promise to improve on the event next year and to possibly host at the coast where the tournament was first established.

Here are the Final Standings from the 8th Kehat Beukes Memorial Chess Tournament 2013

Place; Name;               Feder Rtg  Loc  Score Progr. M-Buch. Buch.

1. Dimba, James             2079      7       33.0    38.0  49.0
2. Otto, Nakapunda          1997      7       40.0    40.0  49.0
3. Eichab, Charles          2060      7       35.0    38.0  48.0

4. Handjaba, Mclean             1955 6       34.0    39.0  47.0
5. Gariseb, Immanuel             1840 6       29.5    35.0  45.5
6. Khoa, Goodwill           2089      6       29.0    37.5  48.5
7. Samalesu, Justin              1700 5.5     26.5    33.0  42.0
8. Tjaronda, Nicola              1700 5.5     24.0    28.5  35.5
9. Ngwene, Ajasco                1750 5       30.0    39.5  47.5
10. Gariseb, Edmund               1840 5       28.5    35.0  45.0
11. Schartz, Bernard              1800 5       28.0    36.0  45.0
12. Nanyala, Silvester            1840 5       26.0    35.0  44.0
13. Masanzu, Daniel               1780 5       22.5    29.0  35.5
14. Kajovi, Matjiua               1750 4.5     19.0    29.0  36.0
15. Mulundu, Efraim               1750 4.5     16.0    24.0  32.0
16. Nyandoro, Colin               1800 4       23.0    35.5  46.0
17. Mentile, Lishen               1700 4       21.0    32.0  40.0
18. Lubinda, Lutopu               1700 4       19.5    31.0  38.0
19. Nauiseb, Alfred               1730 4       18.5    24.5  31.5
20. Kamperika, William            1750 4       17.0    29.5  37.5
21. Tjiriange, Richman            1750 4       17.0    27.0  35.0
22. Tjatindi, Beverley            1700 3       16.0    33.0  43.5
23. Shipindo, Rauha               1700 3       14.0    26.5  32.5
24. Tawanda, Gwisai               1600 2       12.0    26.5  34.5
25. Tibinyane, Elvira             1600 1        9.0    29.0  36.0
26. Masanzu, Mac John             1780 1        5.0    24.5  30.5

Cross Table

No Name               Feder Rtg   1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9  

1  Otto, Nakapunda          1997  9:W 24:W  6:W  2:W  4:W 10:W  5:L  3:L 12:W
2  Eichab, Charles          2060 15:W 22:W 11:W  1:L 12:W  3:L  9:W  4:W  7:W
3  Dimba, James             2079 20:W 17:W  4:L 16:W  9:L  2:W  6:W  1:W  5:W
4  Handjaba, Mcclean             21:W 25:W  3:W  5:W  1:L  9:L 11:W  2:L 10:W
5  Gariseb, Immanuel             19:D 10:D 17:W  4:L 20:W 16:W  1:W  9:W  3:L
6  Khoa, Goodwill           2089 14:W  7:W  1:L 11:L 18:W 12:W  3:L  8:W  9:W
7  Samalesu, Justin              16:W  6:L 10:L 24:W 13:D 20:W 17:W 11:W  2:L
8  Tjaronda, Nicola              11:L 14:D 15:W 18:L 22:W 25:W 19:W  6:L 16:W
9  Ngwene, Ajasco                 1:L 26:W 22:W 14:W  3:W  4:W  2:L  5:L  6:L
10 Gariseb, Edmund               18:D  5:D  7:W 19:W 11:W  1:L 12:L 22:W  4:L
11 Schartz, Bernard               8:W 23:W  2:L  6:W 10:L 17:W  4:L  7:L 21:W
12 Nanyala, Silvester            17:L 20:W 24:W 13:W  2:L  6:L 10:W 16:W  1:L
13 Masanzu, Daniel               22:L 21:W 25:W 12:L  7:D 15:D 16:L 14:W 18:W
14 Kajovi, Matjiua                6:L  8:D 26:W  9:L 17:L 24:W 15:W 13:L 22:W
15 Mulundu, Efraim                2:L 16:L  8:L 26:W 23:W 13:D 14:L 25:W 24:W
16 Nyandoro, Colin                7:L 15:W 18:W  3:L 19:W  5:L 13:W 12:L  8:L
17 Mentile, Lishen               12:W  3:L  5:L 25:W 14:W 11:L  7:L 21:L 23:W
18 Lubinda, Lutopu               10:D 19:D 16:L  8:W  6:L 21:L 26:W 20:W 13:L
19 Nauiseb, Alfred                5:D 18:D 23:W 10:L 16:L 22:L  8:L 26:W 25:+
20 Kamperika, William             3:L 12:L 21:W 22:W  5:L  7:L 23:W 18:L 26:W
21 Tjiriange, Richman             4:L 13:L 20:L 23:W 24:W 18:W 22:L 17:W 11:L
22 Tjatindi, Beverley            13:W  2:L  9:L 20:L  8:L 19:W 21:W 10:L 14:L
23 Shipindo, Rauha                0:  11:L 19:L 21:L 15:L 26:W 20:L 24:W 17:L
24 Tawanda, Gwisai               26:W  1:L 12:L  7:L 21:L 14:L 25:W 23:L 15:L
25 Tibinyane, Elvira              0:W  4:L 13:L 17:L 26:L  8:L 24:L 15:L 19:-
26 Masanzu, Mac John             24:L  9:L 14:L 15:L 25:W 23:L 18:L 19:L 20:L

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Tournament Regulation: KEHAT BEUKES MEMORIAL CHESS TOURNAMENT 2013


KEHAT BEUKES MEMORIAL CHESS TOURNAMENT 2013

Venue: Centaurus Secondary School

Date:  07 & 08 December 2013

Time:  09h00  07th December 2013
              11h30 on 08th December 2013

Registration: N$ 40 Seniors and N$ 20 Juniors. Players can register till 06 December 2013. Players can sent their details to do@namibiachessfederation.com or sms their names, date of birth and gender to 081 623 8160.

Who may participate: Tournament is open to all players of all ages.

Play: All players will play under 1 section however differentiation for special prizes will be determined through the final standings.

Schedule:
07 December 2013

09H10 Welcoming by Charles S. Eichab (LOC)
Remarks by  OZ Nakapunda of the Namibian Chess Federation (NCF)
Announcements by the Arbiter

Round 1) 09h30 – 10h30
Round 2)11h40 – 11h40
Round 3)111h50 – 12h50
Lunch
Round 4)13h40 – 14h40
Round 5)14h50 – 15h50

08 December 2013:

Round 6) 11h30 – 12h30
Round 7)12h40 – 13h40
Round 8)13h50 – 14h50
Round 9)15h00 – 16h00

Prize- Giving at 16H20

Prizes:
 Open Section:
1st Prize N$2000.00
2nd Prize N$1,200.00
3rd Prize N$800.00
Best Junior:
1st Prize N$500.00
Best Girl
1st Prize 500.00
Age Group Prizes
N$ 1000:  N$250 for 1st place u/8, u/10, u/12, u/14

* Note that all prizes are subject to change and can go up but not less then the stipulated allocations above. Final announcements would be made before round 1.
* Being 20 years of age by 01 January 2013 makes you ineligible for any junior prizes.
System and rate of play: The chess tournament will be a 9 round Swiss system and the rate of play will be 30 minutes per player.

Pairing and Tiebreak System: Swiss Perfect will be used for the pairings. Tie-Breaks will be Direct Encounter, Progressive Score, Median Buchholz and Buchholz.

General Rules:
- Silence at all time.
- Cell phones should be switched off at all times in the playing hall. If a players’ cell phone rings during a game he or she will forfeit their game.
- No sharing of prizes. No player can win more then 1 prize
- Touch is a move unless the piece that was touch has no legal move.
- Any player who makes themselves guilty of rude behavior will be disqualified with immediate effect.
-A player who is it not seated after 15 minutes of the commencement of play will forfeit the game.
- Any one that registers after 21h00 on 06 December 2013 will be paired only in the second round and will pay N$ 50 for registration as penalty.
-FIDE rules for rapid chess will be put up at the tournament side and players are advised to familiarize themselves with the rules.
- The Local organizing committee will be CM Charles Eichab and Ms. Larissa Beukes
- Members of the appeals committee are CM Otto Nakapunda, Mr. Fremantle Kuhanga and
Mr McClean Handjaba
- All complaints should be directed to the Appeals Commitee.

Tournament Director
CM Charles Eichab

For more enquiries please contact CM EIchab at 081 623 8160

Monday, 25 November 2013

8th Kehat Beukes Memorial Chess Tournament to kick-start the Festive season

With the festive season protruding  in the distance, the Namibian Chess Federations calendar comes to a end with yet another idyllic memorial tournament for the late Dr. Kehat Beukes – a former NCF president and a captivatingly strong contended on the chessboard during his time. This year marks the 8th Kehat Beukes Memorial Chess Tournament which has somewhat become a customary chess affair enjoyed prior to festive season celebrations.

Chess players are all invited to participate in this open tournament. This commemorative tournament will be held on the 7th of December 2013 in Windhoek.

The venue and tournament regulations will be made available on www.namchess.blogspot.com and on the NCF Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/NamibiaChessFederation during the course of this week.

All those interested in taking part can do their registrations via SMS (0814006467/ 0816238160) on or before Friday, 6th December, 21h00.

Any inquiries regarding the event can be forwarded to:
McLean:  pro@namibiachessfederation.com / 0814006467
or

Charles:  do@namibiachessfederation.com / 0816238160

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Chess Council Meeting (05 October 2013)

Friendly Reminder to All NCF Member clubs.

You are hereby invited to our first-ever NCF Chess Council meeting. Each club should send one official delegate. Other members are welcome to sit in.

Date: 5 October 2013

Venue: Katutura Youth Complex
Time: 15h00

Agenda:

1) Membership fees

2) Members rights and obligations

3) Club Championships

4) Premier Chess League

5) 2014 Calendar

6) Ratings

7) AOB

Thank you and kind regards,

Monday, 16 September 2013

The Weekend Chess Academy (TWCA) scoops the 2013 Schools Team Chess Championship




Concordia College played host to this year’s Schools’ Team Chess Championship were schools such as Wennie Du Plessis Secondary School from Gobabis and Paresis Secondary School from Okahandja took part in an electrifying 7 round long chess tournament. The tournament was made up of a primary school section and a secondary school section and each participating school or academy could enter two teams embracing four learners each.

The one-day short tournament saw long time rivals; The Weekend Chess Academy (TWCA) and Zandell Chess Academy (ZCA) battle it out like gladiators for the top prize, with TWCA’s Team A walking out of the coliseum victorious for the second time in a role after scoring a perfect 7/7 win. ZCA’s Team A came in second place followed by Team A of the Okahandja based Paresis Secondary School. Concordia College’s Team A and B as well as Wennie Du Plessis Secondary School’s Team A and B both had to mentally fight a David vs. Goliath fight throughout the tournament but failed to defeat their more experienced opponents from Paresis’s Team A, ZCA’s Team A and TWCA’s Team A and B.

Excitement was brought about from the primary school section as a close match-up was experienced amongst the overall winners. This thrill came about as the top three teams all finished with 11 Match Points, leaving their total Game Points as a Tie-Break. ZCA Team A was crowned the primary school champions after scoring a game point of 22 with the Windhoek Afrikaanse Private Skool (WAP) Team A clinching the second place  with a game point of 21,5 followed by TWCA Team A who scored 20 game points.



Saturday, 7 September 2013

Tournament Regulations for 2013 SCHOOLS TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS

1. INTRODUCTION
The 2013 Namibian SCHOOLS’TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP is hosted by the Namibia Chess Federation.

2. THE PURPOSE OF THIS CHESS TOURNAMENT:
2.1 To determine the 2013 Namibian Schools Teams Champions.
2.2 To promote chess as a sport, intellectual, educational and recreational outlet amongst the youth and the broader Namibian population.
2.3. To improve the standard of Junior Chess in Namibia.

3. PLAYING VENUE:
Concordia Collegel, David Meroro Avenue, Pioneerspark, Windhoek. (School Main Hall)

4. EVENT DATE:
14 September 2013

5. PARTICIPANTS:
Chess Academies as well as High Schools and Primary Schools

6. FORMAT
Each participating school may enter two (2) teams of four (4) players in each of the primary and secondary sections.

7. REGISTRATION, REGISTRATION FEES & BANKING DETAILS:
7.1 Registration will take place on site or via email: do@namibiachessfederation.com

7.2 The registration fees are as follows, to be paid into the NCF Account or paid on the spot:
Primary School Team: N$ 120*
Secondary School Team: N$ 160*

7.3 Banking details
Bank: Standard Bank
Account Name: Namibia Chess Federation
Account Number: 241 767 156
Branch Code: 08-2372-00

8. PAIRING SYSTEM, TIE-BREAKS AND RATE OF PLAY:
8.1 The Championship format will be a SWISS System team tournament played over 7 (Seven) Rounds.

8.2 Swiss Perfect will be used to do the pairings.

8.3 Match-points will be awarded as follow:
    2 points for a win;
    1 point for a draw;
    0 point for a loss

8.4 Should teams have equal match points, the tie-breaks will be applied in the following order:
1) Game points;
 2) Direct encounter
 3) Progressive Score
 4) Median Bucholz
 5) Bucholz

8.5 The rate of play will be 20 minutes per match.

9. TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS, CHIEF ARBITER AND APPEALS COMMITTEE
9.1 The role of Tournament Director will be assumed by CA Fremantle Kuhanga.

9.2 The role of Chief Arbiter will be assumed by Charles Eichab, assisted by McLean Handjaba and Otto Nakapunda

9.3 The Appeals Committee will be announced at the start of Round 1. All complaints against any decision taken by the Chief Arbiter should be lodged with the Appeals Committee. N$ 100 is
payable. The complainant shall lose the N$ 100 in the event of the Appeals Committee's decision
going against him or her.

10. TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE:
Welcome and Opening - 14 September 2013: 18h00 – NCF President Otto Z. Nakapunda
Announcements - Chief Arbiter  Charles Eichab

Day 1 - 14 September 2013
Registration from 08h00
Round 1: 10h00 - 10h40
Round 2: 11h00 - 11h40
Round 3: 12h00 - 12h40
Lunch Break: 12h40 - 14h00
Round 4: 14h00 - 14h40
Round 5: 15h00 - 15h40
Round 6: 16h00 - 16h40
Round 7: 17h00 - 17h40

Closing Ceremony and Prize Giving: 18h00.
Vote of thanks: NCF Vice-President Melitta Mathe
11.2 For each and every section:
1st Prize = 4 x Certificates*
2nd Prize = 4 x Certificates*
3rd Prize =  4 x Certificates*

*Cash prizes (and possibly trophies) will be announced at the start of Round 2.

12. INTERNATIONAL PARTICIPATION
The overall winners will be eligible to represent Namibia at the World Schools Team Championships. However, the Namibia Chess Federation cannot at this stage guarantee assistance other than to facilitate such a trip.

13. ACCOMMODATION AND TRANSPORT:

The participants and/or their schools, organizations that they represent will be responsible for their own accommodation, transport and meals for the duration of the event.

Since this is a National Championship, the Namibia Schools Sport Union (NSSU) can be
contacted to assist with travel arrangements and/or board and lodging.

14. TUCK SHOP
The NCF will run a tuck shop offering snacks and soft drinks at affordable prices.

15. DRESS CODE FOR PARTICIPANTS:
The dress code is smart casual or school uniform.

16. LOC CONTACT DETAILS:

Tournament Director Fremantle Kuhanga: 081-4699070
Chief Arbiter Charles Eichab: 081-6238160
Assistant Arbiter Otto Nakapunda: 081-2116463
Assistant Arbiter McLean Handjaba: 081-4006467



Disclaimer:
The Namibia Chess Federation does not accept any responsibility for injuries to any party, participant or spectator during the above mentioned chess event. We, however, will endeavour to have a conducive and competitive environment for all stakeholders as we strive to promote sports of the mind in Namibia under the best possible conditions which our finances and resources may allow.

Monday, 19 August 2013

NCF selects Junior National Team for friendly games against SA school

The Following junior chess players have been selected as part of the National Junior Team with plans under way to send the team to South Africa later this year.

The idea is to have the Namibian Junior team gain experience through a series of friendly games against neighbouring countries, of which South Africa is currently the targeted country. The NCF plans to build a culture of exposure for its junior players and hence the decision to select a junior National Team. The Team is composed of 3 categories of players, namely, the Automatic Qualifiers or 1st Choice Team, the Selective Team, which includes players selected by the National Coach and the Reserve Team. All the players may travel together and play as one team per the NCF's discretion. Organisation of the trip to South Africa is currently underway and more information will be made available in due course.

AUTOMATIC QUALIFIERS:
Hewicke Uatjiri
Alto Horn
Iwann Du Toit
Mubasen /Hochobeb
Nicola Tjaronda
Immanuel Gariseb
Julian Isaaks

SELECTED PLAYERS:
Kevin Gurirab
Dante Buekes
Mutago /Hochobeb
Lita-Marie Calitz
Isaskar Hamaseb
Lishen Mentile
William Kamberipa

RESERVE TEAM:
Keisha Van Wyk
Nguno Vilho
Kefilwe Katjovi
Eu-word Brendell
Tibor Treppor
Matjua Katjovi
Willem Louw

Monday, 12 August 2013

Undeafeated Julian Isaaks wins 2013 National Junior Chess Championship


Undeafeated Julian Isaaks wins 2013 National Junior Chess Championship


 The 2013 National Junior Closed Chess Championship brought a lot of excitement and a thrilling battle of the minds as 53 youngsters from all over the country fought head-to-head for in the capital over the weekend (26-28 July) at Academia Secondary School. A National Junior Chess Champion emerged from each age group during the 3 daylong tourney.




Uatjiri Hewicke was victorious in the U/8 section as he came in half a point ahead a promising Isabelle Els from Pro-ed Academy who came in 2nd. Aldo Horn won the U/10 section with an unbeaten score of 7/7. First time winner Iwann du Toit from Windhoek Afrikaanse Privaatskool came out top in the U/12 section, while Mubasen /Hochobeb clinched the U/14 title. The U/16 saw a female champion when the former Namibian Women’s Chess Champion Nicola Tjaronda annihilated all her male opponents and scoring an amazing 7/7. Immanuel Gariseb continued on with his tradition of always taking home a prize when he won the U/18 section. From the start of the tournament all eyes were on Julian Isaaks as tournament favourite in the Open U/20 section and the promising youngsters came out on top as National Junior Chess Champ followed by William Kamberipa in 2nd place and Willem Louw in 3rd.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Tournament Regulations for the 2013 NAMIBIAN NATIONAL JUNIOR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - CLOSED:

1. INTRODUCTION
The 2013 Namibian National Junior Chess Championships (Closed) is hosted by the Namibia Chess Federation.

2. THE PURPOSE OF THIS CHESS TOURNAMENT:
2.1 To determine the 2013 Namibian National Junior Champion as well as age-group Champions.
2.2 To promote chess as a sport, intellectual, educational and recreational outlet amongst the youth and the broader Namibian population.
2.3. To improve the standard of Junior Chess in Namibia.

3. PLAYING VENUE:
Academia High School, Windhoek.

4. EVENT DATE:
26, 27 & 28 July 2013

5. PARTICIPANTS:
The top 10 Namibians of every age-group following the 2013 Namibian National Junior Chess Championships Open are hereby invited to play.

6. REGISTRATION & REGISTRATION FEES:
6.1 Invited players should confirm their participation by Wednesday12h00.
6.2 The registration fees are as follows, to be paid into the NCF Account or paid on the spot: Under 8 and Under 10: N$ 40*
Under 12, Under 14 and Under 16: N$ 50*
Under 18 and Under 20: N$ 80*
6.3 Banking details
Bank: Standard Bank
Account Name: Namibia Chess Federation
Account Number: 241 767 156
Branch Code: 08-2372-00
*Unchanged from 2012. Note that there is no sponsorfor the event.

7. PAIRING SYSTEM, TIE-BREAKS AND RATE OF PLAY:
7.1 The Championship format will be a SWISS System tournament played over 7 (Seven) Rounds. In the event of 8 players or fewer partaking in anyage-group, a round-robin system will be applied.
7.2 Swiss Perfect will be used to do the pairings.
7.3 The tie-breaks will be applied in the followingorder:
7.3.1 For the Swiss System
a) Direct encounter
b) Progressive Score
c) Median Bucholz
d) Bucholz
7.3.2 For the Round-robin System
a) Direct encounter
b) Sonneborn-Berger
c) Most wins with Black
If players are still tied, then 1 game of Armageddon (5 minutes for Black and 6 minutes for White.) will be played. A win for Whites wins the encounter for him/her; and a draw or win for Black wins the encounter for him/her.
7.4 The rate of play will be 60 minutes per player.

8. TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS, CHIEF ARBITER AND APPEALS COMMITTEE
8.1 The role of Tournament Director will be assumedby Otto Nakapunda and Charles Eichab.
8.2 The role of Chief Arbiter will be assumed by Fremantle Kuhanga
8.3 The Appeals Committee will be announced at the start of Round 1. All complaints against any decision taken by the Chief Arbiter should be lodged with the Appeals Committee. N$ 100 is payable. The complainant shall lose the N$ 100 in the event of the Appeals Committee's decision going against him or her.

9. TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE:
Welcome and Opening - 26 July 2013: 18h00 – NCF President Otto Z. Nakapunda
Announcements - Chief Arbiter Fremantle Kuhanga
Day 1- 26 July 2013
Round 1: 18h15 - 20h15
Day 2 - 27 July 2013
Round 2: 08h30 - 10h30
Round 3: 11h00 - 13h00
Lunch Break: 13h00 - 14h00
Round 4: 14h00 - 16h00
Round 5: 16h30 - 18h30
Day 3 - 28 July 2013
Round 6: 09h00 - 11h00
Round 7: 11h30 - 13h30
Closing Ceremony and Prize Giving: 14h00.

10. PRIZES/AWARDS:
10.1 The Namibian National Junior Champion will be the winner of the Under 20 Section. The
winner of every section will be awarded the title of: The Namibian National Champion for that category.
10.2 For each and every age-group:
1st Prize = Certificate*
2nd Prize = Certificate*
3rd Prize = Certificate*
*Cash prizes (and possibly trophies) will be announced at the start of Round 2.

11. NATIONAL TEAMS
The 7 (seven) winners of every age-group will automatically form part of the National Junior Teams. In addition, 7 (seven) more will be chosen by the National Team Selectors as stipulated in the NCF Document “National Chess Teams” which will be available at playing hall.

12. ACCOMMODATION AND TRANSPORT:
The participants and/or their schools, organizations that they represent will be responsible for their own accommodation, transport and meals for the duration of the event. Since this is a National Championship, the Namibia Schools Sport Union (NSSU) can be contacted to assist with travel arrangements and/orboard and lodging.

13. TUCK SHOP
The NCF will run a tuck shop offering snacks and soft drinks at affordable prices.

14. DRESS CODE FOR PARTICIPANTS:
The dress code is smart casual or school uniform.

15. LOC CONTACT DETAILS:
Tournament Director Charles Eichab: 081-6238160
Tournament Director Otto Nakapunda: 081-2116463
Chief Arbiter Fremantle Kuhanga: 081-4699070

Disclaimer: The Namibia Chess Federation does not accept any responsibility for injuries to any party, participantor spectator during the above mentioned chess event. We, however, will endeavour to have a conducive and competitive environment for all stakeholders as we strive to promote sports of the mind in Namibia under the best possible conditions which our finances and resources may allow.

Monday, 8 July 2013

Monday, 1 July 2013

A milestone chess tournament in Swakopmund

The Namibia Chess Federation in collaboration with Pro-Ed Akademie hosted a successful open chess tournament on the 29th of June at the Swakopmund Town Hall where over 250 junior chess players from all around the country participated. The tournament comprised of 7 different age groups of under 8 to under 20 juniors chess players from all over the country. Boys and girls from schools and towns as far as Rosh Pinah and Keetmanshoop came in numbers to part-take in the annual tournament.

The top 10 of each age group qualified to participate in a closed (invitation only) tournament to be held in the capital in two weeks time. The one day long tournament kicked of on Saturday morning with short speeches by the deputy major of Swakopmund, Councillor Louise Madi, the school principal of Pro-Ed Akademie, Mr. Globberlaar and the NCF President, Otto Nakapunda.

The Swakopmund Town Hall nearly filled to the brim as parents, coaches, school teachers and chess enthusiast watched on in amazement as the junior players battled it out for 7 rounds straight. The winners emerged in each age group taking home cash prizes and certificates sponsored by different individuals and business in from Swakopmund. This was only the second time that the junior tournament was hosted outside Windhoek and it remarkably managed to attract a record number of participants.

The newly elected NCF Exco hopes to have the highly anticipated tournament hosted in other towns around the country to help promote the sport and to have more schools sending learners to take part in this fun filled national junior tournament.

FINAL STANDINGS FOR THE U/20 SECTION OF THE OPEN JUNIOR CHAMPS


FINAL STANDINGS FOR THE U/20 SECTION OF THE OPEN JUNIOR CHAMPS


Place Name Feder Rtg Loc Score Progr. M-Buch. Buch.

1-2 Julian, Isaak 6 27.0 21.5 30.0
Kamberipa, William 6 24.0 17.0 24.5
3-5 Shatipamba, Fillemon 5 19.0 23.0 32.5
Amporo, Maximillian 5 19.0 17.0 24.5
Kavitjene, Nguvitjita 5 16.0 14.5 21.0
6-8 Auchab, Armando 4 16.0 21.0 28.5
Louw, Willem 4 14.0 14.5 19.5
Kavetu, Ricardo 4 12.0 13.5 18.0
9 Boois, Ivan 3.5 16.0 21.0 29.5
10-11 Breitenbach, Heinz 3 14.0 20.5 29.5
Nualkulu, Israel 3 14.0 15.0 19.5
12 Karukongo, Kapitee 2.5 14.0 20.5 27.0
13-14 Breitenbach, Edwin 2 8.0 18.5 25.0
Agenbach, Jaco 2 7.0 15.0 21.5
15 Amuele, Wilbard 1 4.0 16.5 23.0
16 Kapinga, Damian 0 0.0 4.5 4.5

Final Standings for the U/16 section of the Open Junior Champs

Final Standings for the U/16 section of the Open Junior Champs

Place Name Feder Rtg Loc Score Progr. M-Buch. Buch.

1-2 Loedolff, Christiaan 6 26.0 22.5 30.5
Hamaseb, Isaskar 6 25.5 24.0 33.5
3-4 Trepper, Tibor 5.5 23.5 22.5 32.5
Tjaronda, Nicola 5.5 23.0 22.5 32.5
5-7 Beukes, Franco 5 20.0 21.0 30.5
Grobbelaar, Jan-Henrik 5 19.0 21.5 29.5
Moalusi, Max 5 19.0 20.5 27.5
8-9 Kittle, Thomas 4.5 20.0 20.5 27.5
Amushila, Shuuneni 4.5 20.0 19.5 27.5
10-17 Kukunga, Kamo 4 20.0 20.5 27.0
Visser, Pieter 4 18.5 18.0 26.5
Foster, John 4 17.0 17.0 25.0
Kambindanjolo, Elton 4 16.0 19.5 27.5
Kandanga, Renaani 4 16.0 17.0 23.5
Beyer, Tristen 4 16.0 15.5 23.5
Bachman, Danie 4 14.0 16.5 22.5
Klopper, Andrian 4 14.0 16.0 21.5
18-21 Van Niekerk, Lloyd 3.5 17.5 19.5 28.0
Adams, Brian 3.5 13.5 17.5 25.0
Murangi, Uilauwa 3.5 12.5 15.5 21.0
Nekundi, Kenneth 3.5 10.5 11.0 16.0
22-29 Stein, Adrian 3 15.0 18.0 24.5
Van Rooi, Denzel 3 13.0 16.5 22.0
Stehle, Marc 3 13.0 14.5 19.5
Natambonde, Brian 3 12.0 19.0 25.0
Lombard, Martinus 3 12.0 16.5 22.0
Iileka, Vistorina 3 12.0 16.0 21.0
Becker, Esranel 3 11.0 14.5 21.5
Jordaan, A J 3 9.5 15.5 20.5
30-32 Fourie, Wessel 2 10.0 17.0 24.5
Koegelenberg, Madeleine 2 8.0 15.5 20.0
Van Vuuren, Jacques 2 7.0 16.5 21.5
33-34 Van Der Merwe, Schalk 1 5.0 13.5 19.0
Lourens, Esmerelda 1 3.0 14.0 18.5
35-46 Nolte, Wynand 0 0.0 3.5 10.5
Basson, Bongani 0 0.0 3.5 3.5
De Vos, Duvani 0 0.0 3.5 3.5
Haukongo, Erik 0 0.0 3.5 3.5
Kavetuna, Uanaaza 0 0.0 3.5 3.5
Likukela, Denzel 0 0.0 3.5 3.5
Maasdorp, Andrea 0 0.0 3.5 3.5
Nankela, Petenen 0 0.0 3.5 3.5
Solomons, Renato 0 0.0 3.5 3.5
Twagamag, Juliet 0 0.0 3.5 3.5
Maleztsky, Ricardo 0 0.0 2.5 9.5
Scher, Joshua 0 0.0 2.5 9.5

Club Standings

Place Name Score

1 PRO-ED 33
2 KOLIN 19.5
3 WBPH 17.5
4 TWCA 15
5 JAN MOHR 12
6 PARESIS 7.5
7 OKAHANDJA SEC 6
8 DOLPHIN 5
9 PRIVATE SCHULE 4.5
10 KEETMANS 4
11 HOEKSTEEN 1
12 UB DAX 0