ICT Networks bankrolls schools’ chess


The Southern Region Chess League will stage its first schools’ tournament this year, courtesy of ICT Networks Limited.

SRCL chess in schools’ coordinator, Magret Ngugama, who is also the acting-national chess in schools coordinator, said over 20 schools have confirmed participation.

“This means that over 150 players from primary and secondary schools in the Southern Region will take part in the competition,” she said.


Ngugama said they were delighted with the response as some of the schools will make their debuts.

Likangala Secondary and Saint Marys from Zomba, Bedir Primary, Southend Secondary and Central High School from Blantyre are some schools expected in the competition for the first time.

“The confirmations that I have received, so far, indicate that chess is gaining ground in the South, and this is very encouraging,” she added.


Ngugama said individual format will be used for these games to be played over seven rounds.

She said the winners will walk away with trophies, medals and chess materials.

“The Southern Region Chess League is focusing on equipping players with materials for the game,” she noted.

Ngugama said ICT Networks Limited was pleased to be associated with development of chess in Malawi.

“ICT is pleased to be associated with logical and analytical thinkers, so too is chess. They are a local technology company and would like to promote chess,” she said.

Ngugama said the players will be divided into four categories, primary girls, primary boys, secondary schools girls and secondary school boys.

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