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Hope misses top honors by a whif!

Posted by salimu on March 12, 2012 at 6:20 PM

England based Zimbabwean national Hope Mkhumba missed yop honors by a whif with 3.5 points out of  5 as Andrew Horton sailed to victory with an undefeated 4.5 out of 5. Hope did very well and with the results I bring to you his best game of the tournament.

[Event "Blackpool"]

[Date "2012.03.10"]

[White "Head , Carl"]

[Black "Mkhumba, H."]

[Result "0-1"]

[ECO "E63"]

1. c4 Nf6 2. Nc3 g6 3. Nf3 Bg7 4. g3 O-O 5. Bg2 d6 6. d4 Nc6 7. O-O a6 8. e4

Rb8 9. Bg5 h6 10. Bxf6 Bxf6 11. Re1 Bg4 12. Ne2 Na5 13. Qd2 Nxc4 14. Qxh6 Bxf3

15. Bxf3 Nxb2 16. Rab1 Nc4 17. h4 e5 18. d5 b5 19. Kg2 Bg7 20. Qc1 f5 21. Ng1

Qf6 22. Nh3 f4 23. Bg4 Bh6 24. Qc3 Kg7 25. Rbd1 Rf7 26. Rd3 Rbf8 27. Rf3 Qe7

28. Be6 Rf6 29. g4 Rxe6 30. dxe6 Qxh4 31. g5 Bxg5 32. Nxg5 Qxg5+ 33. Kf1 Qg4

34. Ke2 Rh8 35. Rd1 Kf6 36. Rdd3 Rh1 37. Rd1 Rh3 38. Rdd3 Kxe6 39. a4 Ne3 40.

Qb3+ Ke7 41. Rdxe3 fxe3 42. Qf7+ Kd8 43. Qg8+ Kd7 44. Qf7+ Kc8 0-1


1st= Andrew Horton (3Cs) 4/5 £150

Phil Armstrong (Oldham)

Philip Olbison (Chorlton)

Chris Doran (Chester)

Roger Jennings (Rose Forgrove)

Adrian Archer-Lock (Maidenhead)

Malcolm J Armstrong (Stafford)

Grading Prizes 184-179=

Chris Archer-Lock (Maidenhead) 3½/5 £25

Robert Newton (Rochdale)

Hope Mkhumba (Chorlton)

Phil Wheldon (Urmston

Grading Prizes =178-173=

James Hawksley (Hull) 3½/5 £33.33

Michael Round (Rose Forgove)

Jonathan Smith (Culcheth)

Grading Prizes =172-167 =

James Bowler (Yorkshire Copperworks) 3/5 £20

Mitchell Burke (3Cs)

Paul Cawley (Denton)

Raymond Ilett (Peterborough)

Mick Riding (Tynemouth)

Grading Prizes =166-161=

Mike Haslinger (Formby) 3/5 £33.33

Paul Jackson (Coulsdon)

John Shakespeare (Bangor)

Grading Prize = Under 161

Daniel Abbas (3Cs) 3/5 £33.33

Andrew Barber (Mold)

Damian McCarthy (Padgate)

Veterans Prize Mike Haslinger (Formby) 3½/5 £50

Junior Prize Adrian Archer-Lock (Maidenhead) 4/5

Very well done Hope

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Reply Chipo Gift mubambe
9:16 PM on April 25, 2014 
Wonderful Effort and contribution as we help develop chess in Africa especially Sub-Saharan Africa. The road has been rough and is rough but we will get there! May the Almighty God bless Africa
Reply blessing
5:42 PM on May 9, 2014 
I support you Reuben on such a system but think what is the main challenge is that only a few scholars in Zim are rated the likes of Manyanya,at 1856,chess is being run by NASH at school level and primary schools do not have a structure because they want to get a sponsor first and have it administered.But however I feel if we can have rated tournaments and have scholars first even get Fide ids that would be a start.Im proposing to host a ZIm Junior closed chess competition for primary schools before end of june to have them benefit in numbers from the world youth chess to be held in Durban in September.i just pray Zisca which is in its resuscitation stages will assist and NAPH play ball.Another point is we need ZCF to be actively involved in school chess as the mother body,schools do not have what should have their nationals rated,firstly clocks and even sets,only a few do
Reply blessing
5:45 PM on May 9, 2014 
Help form a confederation of southern Africa schools chess association which will hold rated tournaments in SADC and we can benefit from S.A ,Zambia and Botswana.We should also have Africa schools chess championship to have scholars in Africa have a chance to get elo for fide easily