Wednesday, 11 March 2015

New blood joins Namibia Chess Federation

Last weekend saw a number of chess enthusiasts gather for the Namibian Chess Federation’s (NCF) Annual General Meeting (AGM) which was held at the Namibia Schools Sport Union (NSSU) in Olympia over Saturday and Sunday.

The meeting produced a number of fruitful results such as the voting in of new members to the Executive Committee (ExCo) and changes to the constitution.

Otto Nakapunda received a second term as President of the NCF. The ExCo was rounded off by a few new faces namely Charles Eichab (Vice President), McLean Handjaba (Secretary General), Immanuel Gariseb (Technical Director), Jolly Nepando (Treasurer) Richman Tjiriange (Development Officer) and El-Shaddai Aluteni (PRO).

This Saturday 14th of March will see the Independence Blitz kicking off the competitive chess season. The event will take place at the UNAM Khomasdal Campus from 10am until 6pm. Those who are interested in participating in the Blitz can find out more by contacting the NCF via email pro@namibiachessfederation.com or sms 0814006467.

To round off the month of March the NCF has a number of thrilling developmental tournaments lined up for schools and academies. The schools tournament is scheduled for the 28th of March and the following day the NCF will host a Chess Coaches seminar. Both of these enriching activities will take place in Otjiwarongo.

April will host a number of exciting tournaments namely the National Chess Tournament that will take place over Easter weekend (3rd – 6th of April). This tournament will produce the top male and female players that will participate and represent Namibia in the Zone 4.3 Championship to be held in Blantyre, Malawi later in the month. Closing off the April festivities the NCF will host the Arandis Open, as part of their initiative to take chess to all corners of the country.