Kudzai Mhandu (12) massacred all the other GNKCA members on the 15th of November 2014 and had a 100% performance winning all 4 games. But he is not only good in chess! Just like his other fellow club members who sat for the 2014 Grade 7 exams he had a splendid academic performance! Today (2 Dec 2014) has been a wonderful day on an Academic note.
Grade 7 results are out and the young chessmasters did extremely well!!
Benefits of chess, that’s why in some parts of Europe its part of the curriculum.
Tapiwa Mawire (Sunningdale pri.) 4units,
Hazel Ruzane (Avondale Pri) 4units,
Kudzai Mhandu (Marimba Pri) 5 units,
Mpumelelo Moyo (Westlea Pri) 5units.
Very brilliant Checkmates!!
Tapiwa Mawire will be at Mazowe High for form 1 next year, a very good boarding school academically and chess wise. GNKCA coach assists the Mazowe High Chess Club team every Wednesdays and Fridays during school days. Mazowe High are in the top flight schools division 1 league. Other giants in the league are Prince Edward, Goromonzi, St Georges, Mufakose 2 High, Mabvuku High, Visitation, St Dominics for the 2015 season. With Churchill and St Ignatius having been relegated in the 2014 season. We welcome new comers Visitation and St Dominics! In the 2014 season the ranking was as follows:
2. Prince Edward
5. Mufakose 2 High
6. St Georges
8. St Ignatius.
GNKCA is wishing all the teams all the best in the coming season! Kudzai Mhandu who scooped the GNKCA 2014 Closed Tourny Shield will be at Gokomere High in Masvingo. Gokomere High is far away from other Harare Chess giants, a 3 hour drive. So it cant be part and parcel of the top flight division 1 league. It is a giant on its own in the Masvingo Province as it dominates immensely both chess wise and academically. Gokomere fell in love with our young players when GNKCA lifted a historic milestone shield in June 2012 in the credible Gokomere Festival beating giants Prince Edward, Churchill. Kudzai was our board 3 and a mere grade 5 and 10 year old then. Collins was our board 4 and grade 4, at only 9 years then. The youngsters beat all the other 28 teams who were all high school teams! Also we have our own GNKCA student at Prince Edward, Alpha Chaendera! He will be now in form 3 next year, and currently doing very well for the PE chess team on board 2!
In the historic Gokomere Festival of June 2012 he was part of the GNKCA team on board 2 doing grade 7 then. The great Zhemba Jemusse was spearheading the young kids attack and was form 2 then. Thank you brilliant GNKCA students!!