*RESULTS OF THE KNIGHTS CHESS ACADEMY ZIMBABWE (KCAZ) JULY MINI PRACTICE TOURNAMENT -KNIGHTS MEMBERS (SCHOLARS) ONLY*
Date held: Sat 27 July 2019
Rounds: 7 for both Jnr Sections & Prestige.
Venue: Shiriyedenga Primary School, Glen Norah A Harare
Sections: Prestige (Scholars), Jnr U14 & Jnr U10
Time control: 30/30 min.
Communities differ all over the world in the area of culture. But one thing which remains the same and valuable is ‘what we do for each other’ in the communities. Thanks to the Knights Academy monthly mini tournaments, the chess culture is proving to becoming a popular and sustainable learning tool among the youngsters in the quiet Glen Norah ghetto community. They are not only learning about to be responsible for their decisions and actions in whatever endeavour they choose but also through chess to be aware of the importance of strategic management in any area – formulation and implementation of plans to achieve various life goals or objectives. Thank you to the lady Tafadzwa of Tose Sonke (**please like the Tose Sonke page on facebook**) for donating t/shirts for our young chess players, and the message on them is very special; ‘there is a champion in each and everyone of us! ‘. In May she also donated 30 medals for the 2019 Knights Academy tournament youngsters’ prizes. The greatest treasure is WHAT WE DO FOR EACH OTHER in any community!
It was a splendid KCAZ July mini tournament for the 44 scholars that took part. The young players were from; Zuvarabuda, Glen Norah no. 7, Kundai, Shiriyedenga, Ruvheneko, Warren Park 4, St Martins Primary Schools. One player was from a Primary school in Kinshasa DRC and is on holiday in Zimbabwe. Thanks to our Knights website knightschessacademy.com those from far away places can always follow our Zim chess events. And High Schools were; Highfield 1 High, Harare High, Zengeza 1 High, Kuwadzana 1 High and St Peters. Benson Mashanyare (16) of St Peters High School won the Prestige Section with 6.5/7. Kundai Primary School’s Nyasha Kanoerera (12) came clear first on 6/7 in the U14&U12 section. Warren Park 4 Primary’s Raymond Chigwengwe (8) and Gift Tsatsa (9) of Zuvarabuda Primary were tied on 1st place in the U10&U8 Jnr section with 6/7. Well done..
*PRESTIGE AFTER 7 RNDS:*
1. Benson Mashanyare 6.5pts. 2. Tendai Nyamuronda 6pts. 3. Pride Zhokinyi. 5pts
4. Ryan Chigwengwe 4pts. 5. Ashdon Muwi. 3pts 6. Shayne Gadza. 2pts. 7. Themba Mangena. 1.5pts. 8. Panashe Yaya. 0pts.
*JNR U14&U12 SECTION AFTER 7 RNDS*:
1. Nyasha Kanoerera. 6pts. 2. John Chibvuri Jnr. 5.5pts. 3. Tatenda Chazuka. 5pts. 4. Zvikomborero Chiteka 5pts. 5. Tinashe Mandaza 4.5pts. 6. McArnold Nyamini 4.5pts. 7. Blessing Manyumwa 4.5pts. 8. Takudzwa Kwangwari 4pts. 9. Joseph Mpande 4pts. 10. Ashley Mpofu 4pts. 11. Albert Mudavanhu 3pts. 12. Tinaishe Zvikusha 3pts. 13. Ruth Mubvekeri 3pts. 14. Courtney Katsaruware 3pts. 15. Chelsie Sande 3pts. 16. Tavonga Chatiza 3pts. 17. Damelsa Sibanda 2pts 18. Bryce Nhavira 2pts. 19. Lionel Sengai 1pts. 20. Ruvarashe Makombe 0pts. *JNR U10 & U8 SECTION AFTER 7RNDS* :
1. Raymond Chigwengwe 6pts. 2. Gift Tsatsa 6pts. 3. Nicole Chibvuri 5pts. 4. Hope Murefu 4.5pts. 5. Marshal Manyengawana 4pts. 6. Malcom Tsuro 4pts. 7. Tinashe Mukudu 4pts. 8. Sean Makuyana 3.5pts. 9. Tyler Kativhu 3.5pts. 10. Tanyaradzwa Pasipanodya 3.5pts.
11. Tawananyasha Nyadenga 3pts
12. Takura Nyahora 2.5pts. 13. Nicole Munjoma 2.5pts. 14. Dylan Nhavira 2pts. 15. Iesha Sakala 1.5pts. 16. Makanaka Nhavira. 0.5pts.
**A special thanks goes to the sponsor who kindly donated prizes for top 3 players (both boys and girls) in each section ;Prestige/U14/U12/U10/U8 to help motivate the young players …we hope to have more future monthly mini tournament donations for prizes.
Contact: Coach John 0773 927 141
***The KCAZ July Special prize for a local community (Glen Norah) chess player and local student goes to Blessing Manyumwa a Kundai Primary school pupil. He won a School Fees Voucher for the 3rd term 2019.
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& Helping To Shape Our Community… 💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽💪🏽