Arbirter Gilton Mkumbwa in Kenya for AACC


Malawian International Arbiter (IA) Gilton Mkumbwa is in Mombasa, Kenya, officiating at the on-going 2022 African Amateur Chess Championship.

The championship got underway on Sunday and will end on Saturday.

Mkumbwa said he was delighted to have been named chief arbiter for the competition, which has attracted over 90 players from 15 African countries.


“I am excited to be part of this big tournament. The tournament has different categories including open and women sections. I know what to do to make this a successful tournament,” he said.

Mkumbwa has handled crucial events, both locally and internationally, including Mdina Malawi Open Chess Championship, Zone 4.3 Chess Championship, Africa Individual Chess Championships (both at senior and junior level), World Amateurs Chess Championship and World Chess Olympiad.

Meanwhile, player from Malawi, Alain Namangale, is participating in the African Amateur Chess Championship Under-1700 Open category.


According to information from Chess Association of Malawi, two rounds were played as of Monday and seven were remaining.

Namangale lost his first game against Atong Flavien of Kenya and drew against Mikail Walli of Seychelles.

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