CM Dion James Moyo is the Zimbabwe Chess Champion 2016 scoring 7/9. Congrats Dion!…as our all time Knights Chess Academy Legend Zhemba Jemusse came joint 4th (5pts over 9) at a Zim Man Chess Championship event held from the 6th – 9th of August at POSB Causeway in Harare. Well played Zhemba you belong in this top league!! Winning 4 and drawing 2 is no fluke amongst the top Zim sharks…and even shooting down a top Zim International Master in the 4th round! It was organized by The Zimbabwe Chess Federation.
10 finest Zim Players took part. The defending Champ IM Rodwel Makoto was 1st runner up with 6pts. Spencer Masango 2nd runner up also joint at 6pts. Castro B. Sibanda of Bulawayo was joint 4th with Zhemba at 5pts. 6th was Elisha Chimbamu 4.5pts, 7th Emarald Mushore 4pts, 8th Thabo Elisha 3.5pts, 9th Kudakwashe Sibanda 2.5pts, 10th Shepard Mubaiwa 1.5pts. Well done guys! Meanwhile in the Open Candidates Section with over 100 players Heath Darare of Glen Norah Harare and Roy Mwadura a scholar came joint 1st at 8/9 and Heath had a higher bucholtz. Colleta Wakuruwarehwa was the best lady in this section. Well played!