RMB Open Chess tournament a success

The Namibia Chess Federation (NCF) in collaboration with Rand Merchant Bank have hailed the 2019 Free For All Chess Tournament held in Windhoek a success.

Speaking to Nampa soon after the prize giving ceremony at the conclusion of the tournament, the Treasurer of the NCF Jonas Ipinge said the attendance was beyond their expectations.

We had 175 participants from an expected 180. This was beyond our expectations. Chess is growing as a sport in Namibia. The youngs ones had a great day playing the sport today, he said.

The tournament had five sections, namely; Beginners for kids under 10 years, Beginners, Amateurs, Professionals and Madala section (parents of chess kids).

In the Beginners for kids under 10 years old, Joseph Matengu emerged the winner with RivolinoGaroeb and TakundaMutengu coming second and third respectively.

In the Beginners category, Jason Feris was the winner while Elaih Van Wyk coming second while Ryan Ouseb coming third.

The Amateur's section was won by Daniel Mouton while Simon Kaita was second and SibusisoAngula coming third.

The professional tournament was won by JossyUapingene and Dante Beukes coming second while Charles Eichab was third.

In the Madala section, BerdianBeukes emerged victorious, while VeikkoShiweda was second and Noleen Mouton third.

LischenMentile and JossyUapingene were named as the most valuable players of the tournament for the women and man section respectively.

The winners were awarded with certificates, meals and monetary rewards while every participant received a certificate.

Source: Namibia Press Agency