2013 Zambian National Championships

The Chess Federation of Zambia wishes to advise that the 2013 Zambia Closed Invitational Chess Championships will be held at the Henry’s Courtyard in Mansa from Friday 29th March to 1st March 2013. (Foreign players will be invited)

In addition to the main event, the Zambia Closed Invitational Chess Championship section, the tournament will also incorporate the National Individual Chess Championship (open) and the National Individual Ladies Chess Championship.

Zambia vs. Trinidad

Zambia vs. Trinidad in the 2012 Chess Olympiad in Istanbul, Turkey.
Photo by Daaim Shabazz.

The Championship event will be for the title of the 2013 Zambia Closed Invitational Chess Championship whilst the National Championships events will produce the National Individual Chess Championship (open) and the National Individual Ladies Chess Championship for the year 2013. These National Championships top five will produce the National Team for 2013 whilst the top three champions will automatically qualify to represent Zambia at the 2013 Zone 4.3 and The 2013 African Individual Chess Championships to be hosted by Botswana and Tunisia respectively.

Zambia Closed Invitational Chess Championships

First Prize – K 2,500.00
Second Prize – K 1,500.00
Third Prize – K 1,000.00
Fourth Prize – K 750.00
Fifth Prize – K 500.00
Sixth – Tenth Prize – K 250.00

National Individual Chess Championship (open)

First Prize – K 3,000.00
Second Prize – K 1,500.00
Third Prize – K 1,000.00
Fourth Prize – K 500.00
Fifth Prize – K 250.00

National Individual Ladies Chess Championship

First Prize – K 1, 500.00
Second Prize – K 900.00
Third Prize – K 650.00
Fourth Prize – K 450.00

Daaim Shabazz

Dr. Daaim Shabazz is the creator and webmaster of The Chess Drum. He serves as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds an MBA in Marketing and a doctorate in International Affairs & Development. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.

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