Harare Chess Association (HCA) Afristeel 2018 @ Cresta Jameson Hotel Harare in pic….Open Section.
In Round 7 & Last Round Open Section Zambian Timothy Kabwe paired against Zimbabwean Mugove Muririma (5pts) was leading the pack on 5.5pts and other Zim players closely followed with 5pts..i.e Mugove, Blessing Murasiranwa, Spencer Masango, Tapiwa Chikwavaire, Tapiwa Jele. Others closely followed on 4.5pts; Zim champ Zhemba Jemusse, Syter Mativenga, Roy Mwadzura, and Vitalis Mapuranga. The Zambian dismissed Mugove Muririma’s charges to clinch the HCA AfriSteel 2018 tournament wth a brilliant 6.5pts over 7 games!
Spencer Masango and Tapiwa Jele were joint 2nd on 6pts followed by Zhemba Jemusse and Roy Mwadzura (both 5.5pts). The turnout was very good in the Open section.
In the Ladies section Linda Shaba won it with 6.5pts as well followed by Bridget Pumuyo with 5.5pts and Christine Makwena who was recently in Livingstone Zambia in May for the African Individual Championships settled for the Bronze position on 5pts.
Youngsters i.e the U14 Juniors had their own section..