Written by MANENO CHIMULALA
MZUZU(MaraPost)--Gerald Mphungu was on cloud nine on Sunday after beating chess stars in the country to win this year’s Presidential Initiative on Sports (PIS) Chess tournament which was held at Baptist Theological Seminary in Lilongwe.
Mphungu who went home with K50, 000 after beating 11 contestants including the highly rated chess player in the country Joseph Nyambalo.
Mphungu is ranked among the best top three chess players in the country.
However, the tournament's defending champion Joseph Mwale did not participate as he is currently in school in South Africa.
speaking to journalist after the tournament, Mphungu described the tournament as one of the toughest he has ever participated in.
“The tournament was tough especially considering that other participants equally prepared for this year’s tournament,” Mphungu said.
Chipanga, Fiskani Mwagomba, Joseph Nyambalo and Ronald Chimkute went home with K 30, 000, K 20, 000, K 15, 000 and K 10, 000 respectively for coming second, third, fourth and fifth, respectively.
In his remarks, Chess Association of Malawi (CHESSAM) President, Kezzie Msukwa, expressed satisfaction with the quality of chess displayed in the tournament.
“I’m impressed with the high level of maturity in the chess that has been demonstrated in this tournament.
“The rotation of winners and the emergence of new names like Ronald Chimkute is an indication that chess is becoming competitive and heading towards the right direction,” Msukwa explained.
The PIS chess tournament was introduced in 2010 along with other sports disciplines, as a way of developing sports in the country. The tournament is held annually.
Written by TIWONGE NDAU
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