South given advantage in PIS chess


Southern Region Chess League (SRCL) has been given an advantage to field two more players during the Presidential national Chess championship.

With all leagues boasting of exceptional chess talent in schools, the event promises to be an interesting one.

Chess Association of Malawi (Chessam) is yet determine when to hold the championship.


South as hosts, will feature six players in each category (boys and girls) while the rest of the regions would feature five players in each category.

SRCL regional coordinator for chess in schools, Magret Ngugama, said it was understandable for the hosts to be given special treatment.

“It’s normal. If our counterparts were hosting this they could have been given special offer as well,” she said.


“As the host, all the groundwork has been done and, we are waiting for our guests to demonstrate their skills on the chessboard.”

Khama Chindole’s Central Region’s domain will be represented by Stevie Mazula of Chipasula Secondary School, Gibson Kapsepse (Kamuzu Baracks) and Kelvin Phiri of Mai Aisha Secondary School in the boy’s category.

Tamanda Mapesa of Mwenyekondo CDSS, Magret Kaliromba Likuni Girls Secondary School, Mtendere Mapesa of

Mwenyekondo CDSS will fly CRCL’s flag in the girl’s category.

South chairperson Terrence Namaona kingdom will be represented by Ernest Moloka (Army Secondary School), Noti Chipinga(Army), Kelvin Chipeta(Army), Curtis Libaba(Army), Alick Katuma(Army), Harold Chasowa(Army) in the Boys Category. Tendai Simwaka (Army Sec Sch), Favour Tayali (Army Sec. Sch), Sharon Khonje(Army), Efrida Banda( Army), Chimango Mtekateka(Michiru View) and Rabecca Kaunda(Chisapi Girls) will fly SRCL flag in the girls category

Northern Region Chess League chairperson, Isaac Mumba, said they were dispatching a formidable team that would dominate the event.

National coordinator for chess in schools, Misheck Nyirenda, said he was happy that chess was gaining ground in the schools through the presidential initiative.

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