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Richmond Phiri and Boikhutso Mudongo win FIDE Zone 4.3 Chess Championships

The Chess Association of Malawi hosted the 2015 FIDE Zone 4.3 Individual Chess Championships from April 17th to 26th at Shire Highlands Hotel in the Central Business District (CBD) of Limbe (Blantyre) in Malawi.

The event was held under the auspices of the African Chess Confederation. 34 players of 7 countries participated in the Open and Women sections.

In the Open section, 22 players from Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Mauritius, Zambia and Zimbabwe competed for the International Master title and the qualification to the 2015 World Chess Cup.

The winner was Richmond Phiri of Zambia with an impressive score of 8,5 points from 9 rounds.

12 ladies played in the Women section, with WIM Boikhutso Mudongo (Botswana) emerging convincing winner with 8,5/9 points.

FIDE Zone 4.3 Chess Championships

A FIDE Arbiters’ Seminar was held concurrently with the FIDE Zone 4.3 Individual Chess Championships.

Final standings (Women):

1. WIM Mudongo Boikhutso BOT 1795 – 8.5
2. WFM Mwango Lorita ZAM 1941 – 8
3. Rosalina Sonia ANG 1812 – 6.5
4. WCM Jambo Linda MAW 1439 – 6
5. Mwilola Phylis ZAM 1509 – 5
6. Zeko Rose ZAM 1432 – 4.5
7. WFM Pires Luzia ANG 1585 – 4
8. Msukwa Tupokiwe MAW 1263 – 3
9. Simwaba Anne MAW 1258 – 3
10. Chazemba Lucy MAW 1162 – 2.5
11. Ngugama Magret MAW 1319 – 1
12. Tumpale Mhango MAW 0 – 1

Final standings (Open):

1. Phiri Richmond ZAM 2261 – 8.5
2. Makoto Rodwell ZIM 2367 – 7
3. Soares Erikson Roberto Mauric ANG 2212 – 6.5
4. Kayonde Andrew ZAM 2363 – 6
5. Domingos Catarino ANG 2270 – 5.5
6. Alberto Manuel ANG 2187 – 5
7. Jere Daniel ZAM 2367 – 5
8. Olebile Thato BOT 2169 – 5
9. Phillips Roy MRI 2241 – 5
10. Munenga Douglas D ZAM 2151 – 5
11. Simoes Joao ANG 2235 – 4.5
12. Dimba James ZAM 2064 – 4.5
13. Masole Cliford BOT 1943 – 4.5
14. Abrantes Persson MOZ 2031 – 4
15. Mphungu Gerrard MAW 2031 – 4
16. Mwale George MAW 0 – 3.5
17. Nyirenda Misheck MAW 0 – 3
18. Chimthere Alfred Charles MAW 2001 – 3
19. Mawango Davie MAW 0 – 2.5
20. Chiona Richard MAW 0 – 2.5
21. Chingati Wilson MAW 1827 – 2
22. Banda Lumbani Benedicto MAW 0 – 1.5

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