CBC hosts chess tourney to celebrate 60 years


Christian Brothers College (CBC) will host an invitational open chess tournament on Saturday as part of celebrations to mark the school’s 60th anniversary.


The tournament will be open to everyone from schoolchildren both in primary and secondary levels as well as parents.

Tournament organiser Ndumiso Ndiweni told Southern Eye Sport that the tournament was an initiative by students at the school who are chess club members.

“The CBC fun day chess tournament is open to all members of the public as we are celebrating the school’s 60 years of existence. We will have a number of categories to cater for the primary, secondary and adult players that will be taking part. This is so we could have some diversity in the tournament,” Ndiweni said.

Expected to feature during the tournament are former CBC students as well as teachers. The tournament will use the Swiss and individual format with six rounds of play expected in each category.

“Entrance will be $3 for students while the adults will be expected to pay $8 to participate during the fun day chess tournament,” Ndiweni said.

“There will be over 45 prizes to be won on the day while cash will only be paid out to the category that has the required minimum number of players, that is, 30 players for students and 10 for adults.”

Expected to take part in the tournament would be two CBC boys who qualified for the Under-16 Bulawayo Province chess team, Anotidaishe Kufakunesu and Ebenezer Madamba.