Africa-Press – Lesotho. The Chess Lesotho Association (CFL) hosted the weekend competitions on Saturday to Sunday in honor of His Excellency Letsie III’s birthday. CFL Spokesperson Mr Selatela Khiba, in an exclusive interview with the Voice of the Nation newspaper, explained that the match was a two-day event and the players competed three times a day at 1:30:05 per game.
Khiba explained that members of the organization have been prepared to play the game as there have been players who have shown interest in the game and respect as well as compliance with the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines to prevent it.
corona virus. “This competition is not celebrated every year. This is the second time we have celebrated as an organization as it was the first time it was celebrated in 2015 but our plan is to celebrate it every year.
For some years we have been busy playing other national chess games for the winners of the Open tournament, ”he explains. He went on to point out that one of the aims of the game is not only to celebrate His Excellency’s birthday but also to prepare for the big game to be held this year (2021 zone 4.5) which will be held in November.
“It is one of the biggest games in the world of bullies and emerging players, aimed at recruiting the best players to play in this game without conditions. My committee recommended that Your Excellency’s match be played in two stages, namely the Open tournament and the women’s category, ”Khiba said.
He pointed out that the prizes for the game and the money from the entry fees and watching the game as the chess fans have chosen the games they will sponsor, in particular the developing game of bo- the national champion scheduled for 07 and 08 August next year.
Khiba pointed out that more than 40 players entered the competition and the next in particular played well within the six-point result. “The first prize winner was Bokang Motsamai with 5.5 points winning M1000.00, the second prize was tied for four players with 5 points each and was Tokelo Klass, Lebajoa Tshepe, Seboka Bakoena and Nzema So much so.
Each won M200.00 while the best women and Phera ‘Malillo and Ntsielo Easy shared M200.00 equally,” Khiba said. He indicated that the next major games are the following National Junior’s Chess Championship (7th – 8th August), Spring Open (21st – 22nd August), Basotho Year Opener (31st July-1st August), National Championship (2nd – 4th October) and Round Robin tournament (28th – 29th August).