The 2017 Moshupa Rapid Open Championship in Botswana took place this past weekend
Spencer Masango was the champ!! He won it with 6.5pts out of 7 rounds. IM Providence of Botswana came second with 5.5 points tied with CM Masole also from Botswana. Spencer was the only foreigner in this championship event. Well done!
Here are words from one of the organizers…
"The Winner of the inaugural Moshupa Open is Spencer Masango all the way from our good northern neighbour Zimbabwe. He came, he fought and won….one of the good things about Mr Masango is that he is very much ubiquitous in our tournaments and for one he is a strong player."
The Moshupa Open section had a guaranteed first prize of P5000!!
Entry Fee was P150
Ladies Section had a guaranteed first prize of P2000!!
Entry Fee P130
Youth Section (U17)
Attractive prizes as well.
Entry Fee P50
Venue was Dladleng Entertainment Centre
Time Control: 30/30 min
One of the local clubs Staunch Megastars leading by example..organizing a chess extravaganza in the friendly village of Moshupa just a reasonable distance from the capital city Gaborone.