THE University of Zambia (UNZA) recently hosted the inaugural UNZA open chess tournament at the institution. The tournament which comprised of both students and non-students attracted a total of 32 participants of whom five were females. In an interview with the Lusaka Star, UNZA chess vice chairman Douglas Mwale said he was happy the institution hosted the first ever UNZA open chess tournament.
LUSAKA Province Chess Association (LPCA) secretary general, Maybin Chinama is worried over the low standards of chess at the University of Zambia (UNZA). Chinama who was crowned best UNZA chess player in 2009 and also won 3 league titles with the UNZA Chess club between 2007 and 2011 recently sponsored the UNZA Closed Chess Competition as a way of keeping the upcoming chess players active. Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka Star, Chinama said he did not want to see the standards of chess at the institution go down.
THE Zambia Chess Federation (ZCF) has expressed disappointment over the poor sponsorship and lack of moral support towards the game of chess in the country. Speaking in an interview with the Lusaka Star, ZCF President Lewis Ncube said that he was disappointed that no corporate organization came on board to sponsor the trip to the Youth Chess Olympiads which took place in Ukraine.