Botswana Chess Federation (BCF) wishes to extend invitation to you media house for the sending off of the Senior National Team on the 23rd August 2012 at Yarona Country Lodge, time is 5pm.
Please join us as we will be announcing the Men’s and Women’s team that will be leaving for Istanbul, Turkey to play at the 2012 Chess Olympiad. Currently the team is training with a top trainer, Grandmaster Igor Glek from Russia. GM Glek is a senior trainer and serves in the FIDE Training Commission. He has in the past formed part of the coaching staff of the former World Champion GM Garry Kasparov.
The team is to go into camp on 22nd August and will depart for Turkey in the evening of the 26th August 2012. With an improved performance and 3 medals from the 2011 All Africa Games, expectation is high that players will have improved ratings and titles from the Olympiad Games.
Thank you for your support and we look forward to our presence at the ‘sending off’ event. Drinks and meals will be provided and we therefore request that you confirm your participation.
On another note I would like to inform you that I (Kelapile Kelatlhilwe) will be officiating at the same event as chess arbiter and that will also my requirement to be an international arbiter as I will be getting my last norm. Africa is allocated 10 slots for arbiters and three from each zone. From zone 4.3 I have been invited together with two arbiters from Zambia and South Africa. I will be leaving on Saturday evening.
Kelatlhilwe, Kelapile (IO,FA)