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Malawi Open Championship 2022 concluded in Lilongwe

The Malawi Chess Open Championship 2022 took place from 9-12 June in Lilongwe. The event was played in 9 swiss rounds in the Open section, and 7 swiss rounds in the Women’s section.

George Mwale and Geoffrey Luanja scored 7/9 points each and tied for the first place, but Mwale had a greater number of victories and claimed gold. Geoffrey Luanja came second, while the top seeded player of the event William Mwape scored 6.5/9 points and won bronze medal.
Read more: Malawi determined Teams for Chess Olympiad 2022 and crowned National Chess Champions

Photo: Gilton Mkumbwa

Desiderata Nkhoma claimed the Malawi Women’s Open Championship. Nkhoma had a slow start as she lost the first round, but then scored 5.5/6 to clinch the trophy. Aaliya Patel and Susan Namangale tied for second place with 5/6 points each with Patel winning the silver medal as she defeated Namangale in the direct encounter. (scroll down for final rankings)

Photo: Gilton Mkumbwa

Final rankings – Malawi Open Chess Championship 2022:

Rk.NameFEDRtgPts. TB1TB2TB3
1Mwale George MAW202570.561943
2Luanja Geoffrey ZAM215070.551994
3Mwape William ZAM21776.5061957
4Kamwendo Precious MAW19346161984
5Mwale Joseph MAW21546051884
6Chimthere Alfred Charles MAW20475.5051877
7Mwape Dennis ZAM20135.5041941
8Chiona Richard MAW18965051859
9Sharra Leonard MAW18035051746
10Mawango Davie MAW18885051677
11Nyama Peter MAW18515041842
12Nyambalo Joseph MAW20435041713
13Chiwambo Stanford MAW19465041698
14Shaba Martin MAW17074.5041863
15Ngwira Douglas Paul MAW16614041682
16Mwazozo Hope MAW17654031963
17Kalambo Praise MAW17474031955
18Mpinganjira Stanley MAW17004031794
19Kaunda Kajani MAW19104031748
20Shankanga Crispin ZAM16794031572
21Foster Ken MAW18864021891
22Malombodza Blessings MAW03.5031816
23Mkwezalamba Eljah MAW15633031809
24Nanthambwe Hubert MAW18402.5021402
25Kankhwala Francis MAW02021727
26Gondwe Gerrald MAW00001811


Final rankings – Malawi Women’s Chess Championship 2022:

Rk.NameFEDRtgPts. TB1TB2TB3
1Nkhoma Desiderata MAW14655.5051232
2Patel Aaliya MAW05151278
3Namangale Susan MAW12475041211
4Mpinganjira Ellen MAW13464041232
5Msukwa Tupokiwe MAW13623.5131169
6Banda Tapiwa MAW12133.5031232
7Kapende Sharom MAW13183031189
8Khanyera Dalitso MAW02.5021297
9Tadeyo Charity MAW11342011232
10Msiska Royce MAW12501011275

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