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Malawi determined Teams for Chess Olympiad 2022 and crowned National Chess Champions

The National Chess Championship of Malawi took place at the Grand Palace Hotel in Mzuzu from 14th to 18th April 2022.

The event served as a qualification for the 44th Chess Olympiad with the top 5 players in each category making it to the national team. Twenty-six players battled it out in the Open and 13 in the Women’s section.

FM Joseph Mwale, Malawi’s highest-rated player (2151), won the Malawi National Championship with 7 points out of 9 rounds.

16-year-old Priyasha Shriyan dominated the Women’s section and won it with 8/9, two points ahead of the runner-up.  It is the second time she has won the Malawi Championship. The first time was in 2020.

Altogether with the National Champions, Malawi disclosed the National team composition for the upcoming 44th Chess Olympiad in Chennai:

Malawi Team for Chess Olympiad 2022 (Open section): 

  1. FM Joseph Mwale
  2. Stanford Chibambo
  3. CM Joseph Nyambalo
  4. Ernest Matola
  5. CM Alfred Chimthere

Malawi Team for Chess Olympiad 2022 (Women’s section):

  1. Priyasha Shriyan
  2. Tapiwa Banda
  3. Tupokiwe Msukwa
  4. WFM Linda Jambo Chaononga
  5. Martha Kapalamula

Read more: Sri Lanka National Champions and Teams for Chess Olympiad 2022 announced / India teams for Chess Olympiad 2022 announced

Final rankings – Malawi National Chess Championship 2022

Rk.NameFEDRtgPts. TB1TB2TB3
1Mwale Joseph MAW215170194548
2Chiwambo Stanford MAW18756.51198551
3Nyambalo Josephy MAW20376.50186950
4Matola Ernest MAW194760196249
5Chimthere Alfred MAW204860190048
6Mphungu Gerald MAW208460184843
7Mwale George MAW20495.51184347
8Mkamanga Rumbani MAW17545.50188141
9Mwangupili Franscisco MAW187451174539
10Nthala Bright MAW172150191042
11Mawango Davie MAW18814.50191044
12Shaba Martin MAW16584.50189943
13Nyama Peter MAW18584.50183342
14Chiona Richard MAW19634.50174842
15Msikiimodzi Mailosi MAW17974.50174036
16Mpinganjira Stanley MAW167841180939
17Nathambwe Hubert MAW186340179234
18Mwazozo Hope MAW17843.50178837
19Mpilo Mizere MAW16503.50178239
20Kalambo Praise MAW17883.50177737
21Msendema Willard MAW17193.50172233
22Chimkute Ronald MAW193730182142
23Shaba Vitumbiko MAW155730178135
24Matundu Richard MAW15522.51179535
25Jere Joseph MAW17222.51172535
26Msukwa Kezzie MAW16482.51171731


Final rankings – Malawi Women’s National Chess Championship 2022:

Rk.NameFEDRtgPts. TB1TB2TB3
1Priyasha Shriyan MAW158380125240
2Banda Tapiwa MAW111460127341
3Msukwa Tupokiwe MAW13715.52123441
4Jambo Linda MAW14505.51122742
5Kapalamula Martha MAW11555.50128042
6MpinganjIra Ellen MAW13604.50119740
7Namangale Susan MAW13014.50118339
8Msiska Royce MAW12714.50114841
9Tadeyo Charity MAW109640130040
10Khanyera Madalitso MAW03.50125238
11Kumwenda Tina MAW11952.50122539
12Shaba Rexa MAW000119536
13Trapence Caroline MAW000026

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