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.

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

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

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.