Knights legend Alpha Chaendera (Prince Edward board 1 to your left in pic) helps PE to lift The Churchill School Winter Chess Festival 2015 on Saturday 6 June. The Form 3 student’s long game and last one to finish was instrumental in dismissing chess giants of the moment Mabvuku High 2.5-1.5 in the 5th and last round. Mabvuku High recently lifted the St John’s and Mazowe Festival in the first term of 2015. Churchill came second in this credible tournament. A few months ago in March 2015 another Knights legend Kudzai Mhandu now doing Form 1 at Gokomere in Masvingo fought brilliantly to be the Zim U14 Champ at The National Schools Championship 2015 in Mutare.
Rewinding back exactly 3 years ago in June 2012 Alpha Chaendera (Grade 7 then) and Kudzai Mhandu (Grade 5 then) were in the same team of Knights Chess Academy (other team players: Zhemba Jemusse Form 2 then and Collins Mabodongwa Grade 4 then) that lifted a double Gold in just 1 week! i.e The Gokomere Chess Festival Shield on the 16th of June 2012 and The Churchill Chess Festival Shield a week later. This shows that our Knights Chess Academy Zimbabwe students have got a rare fighting spirit and the will power to win!…….Now in 2015 Knights Academy is breeding and nurturing very young and dangerous ‘vipers’!…of course chess vipers. In the pic the young chess wizards in blue were the youngest participants at The Churchill Chess Festival 2015. Board 1 is Tawananyasha Mawire, Board 2 John Chibvuri Jnr, Board 3 Salome Hwata and Board 4 Tinaye Madamombe. They are all following the footsteps of their Knights legends: Zhemba, Alpha, Kudzai and Collins!
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