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Gwillia Bwayla finished first at the African Zonal 4.3 Championship

Flag_of_Botswana.svgZambian FM Gwillia Bwayla took first place at the  4.3 zonal championship that was played on 1st-8th May in Gaborone, Botswana.

Bwayla finished with 8/9 points, leaving his closest followers two points ahead. This impressive performance leaves no doubts regarding who was the strongest player in the tournament. His rating performance was almost 200 points over his Elo rating.

Three players tied on 6/9. Zimbabwean untitled player Rodwell Makoto was declared second on tiebreaks.

The women’s tournament was won by WCM Charlize Van Zyl from South Africa. She finished 5.5/7 in the single round-robin championship. Local WIM Mudongo Boikhutso arrived second.

Final Standings – Men’s tournament:

1 FM Bwalya Gillian ZAM 2315 8
2 Makoto Rodwell ZIM 2302 6
3 CM Solomons Deon RSA 2169 6
4 IM Oatlhotse Providence BOT 2226 6
5 IM Johannes Manyedi Mabusela RSA 2320 5
6 Klaasen Calvin Jong RSA 2131 4.5
7 FM Njobvu Ignatius BOT 2226 4.5
8 Olebile Thato BOT 2046 4
9 Khoa Goodwill NAM 0 3.5
10 Tangani Goabaone BOT 1985 3
11 Chaka Jona ZIM 2156 2.5
12 CM Gumpo Thabo BOT 1999 2
13 Miguel Sergio ANG 2218 0
Cambando Jose ANG 2075 0
FM Munenga Douglas D ZAM 2002 0
Mwale Joseph MAW 1944 0

Final Standings – Women’s tournament:

 

1 WCM Van Zyl Charlize RSA 1712 5.5
2 WIM Boikhutso Mudongo BOT 1831 4.5
3 WCM Francis Thapelo BOT 1748 4.5
4 WGM Sabure Tuduetso BOT 1923 3
5 WIM Tshepiso Lopang BOT 1862 3
WFM de Bruyn Aleida RSA 1627 3
7 Mbatha Constance ZAM 1681 2.5
8 WCM Agulhas Tiffany RSA 1627 2

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