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African Zone 4.3 Championships

Botswana is currently hosting the 4.3 zonal championship in its nation’s capital, Gaborone.

The event runs from May 1st to May 8th and will a 9 round Swiss open valid for FIDE classical rating.

The time control is 90 minutes for the first 40 moves and 30 moves for the rest of the game, 30 seconds increment

The field features some of the strongest players from the southern region. IM Johannes Manyedi Mabusela, Bwalya Gillian  and Makoto Rodwell are leading the field. Botswana players will try to hold home court and will be led by IM Oatlhotse Providence.

The first seed in the women’s section is Tuduetso Sabure.

Participants – Open tournament:

1 IM Johannes Manyedi Mabusela RSA 2320
2 Bwalya Gillian ZAM 2315
3 Makoto Rodwell ZIM 2302
4 IM Oatlhotse Providence BOT 2226
5 FM Njobvu Ignatius BOT 2226
6 Miguel Sergio ANG 2218
7 CM Solomons Deon RSA 2169
8 Chaka Jona ZIM 2156
9 Klaasen Calvin Jong RSA 2131
10 Cambando Jose ANG 2075
11 Olebile Thato BOT 2046
12 FM Munenga Douglas D ZAM 2002
13 CM Gumpo Thabo BOT 1999
14 Tangani Goabaone BOT 1985
15 Mwale Joseph MAW 1944
16 Khoa Goodwill NAM 0

Participants – Women’s tournament:

1 WGM Sabure Tuduetso BOT 1923
2 WIM Tshepiso Lopang BOT 1862
3 WIM Boikhutso Mudongo BOT 1831
4 WCM Van Zyl Charlize RSA 1712
5 Mbatha Constance ZAM 1681
6 WFM de Bruyn Aleida RSA 1627
7 WCM Agulhas Tiffany RSA 1627
8 WCM Francis Thapelo BOT 0

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