Botswana

  • 2013 Botswana National Championship

    The 6th Metropolitan chess championships will take place this weekend in Palapye where the top 20men and top 20 women will crack their heads in a fiercely anticipated chess tournament. The Sponsor The tournament is sponsored by Metropolitan to the tune of P80,000. This is the 6th year that Metropolitan…

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  • 2013 Airfficiency Open (Botswana)

    The Botswana chess calendar takes off on a high note as the players brace to lock horns in the first tournament of the year sponsored by Airfficiency. The tournament dubbed Airfficiency Year Opener sets the ball rolling and is highly favoured for setting the tempo for the year. The tournament…

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  • 2012 Botswana Open

    Kelvin Chumfwa Wins BOTSWANA OPEN 2012 with 9.5/11 edging out FM Gillian Bwalya who finished on equal 9.5/11. The winner’s medal went to Chumfwa who beat Gillian in round 8 though they shared the prize money equally. Kelvin beat Linus Katebe who finished on 8.5/11 and Gillian had to work…

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  • Drum Interviews @ Istanbul Olympiad

    Olympiad tournaments are full of interesting personalities ranging from professional players, to enthusiastic organizers and to national champions in tiny chess countries. IM Kenneth Solomon The Chess Drum was able to get 12 interviews during the 40th Chess Olympiad including its third with three-time Olympic champion Levon Aronian. Please sit…

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  • Botswana Olympiad “Send Off”

    Greetings, 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…

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  • 2012 Botswana Nat’l Championships

    Thapelo FrancisDefending Women’s Champ Botswana Chess Federation will on the 6th-9th April 2012 host the Metropolitan National Chess Championships at Yarona Country Lodge. The event is the final lap of the three-stage tournament. The tournament will be played by 10 men and 10 women who were placed in top 10…

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  • 2012 Botswana 2nd Qualifiers

    Tshenolo Maruatona sent the following press release from Botswana. He described the process as follows: The first qualifiers consists of a open tournament for all eligible players in the country. From that field the top 23 (plus defending champ) advance to 2nd qualifier. The final ten play for the National…

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  • Botswana’s “Year Opener”

    Providence Oatlhotse The stage has been set for the first tournament in the Botswana Chess Calendar. The tournament dubbed Year Opener will take place from 20th-22 January. The tournament presents an opportunity for last year’s winner CM Providence Oatlhotse to defend his title. Oatlhotse had an impressive run in the…

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  • 2011 Botswana Closed

    The Botswana Closed Tournament will be held at University of Botswana starting Friday, 2nd December 2011 to Sunday, 4th December 2011. The drawing of lots will be on Wednesday, 30th at sedibeng @ 19:00. The Botswana Chess Calendar comes to an end with resounding bang as the best chess brains…

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  • Olebile wins Botswana Junior!

    In a tussle that saw the country’s best 20 juniors lock horns, Thato “Kotov” Olebile proved too hot to handle as he dominated the tournament with overwhelming command. The star studded tournament consisted among others CM Thabo Gumpo (former Under 21 champion and National team player), CM Kagiso Morwamang and…

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