Poly Captain wins bronze

News   Chikondi Chingota   February 7, 2020
PIC: The Game
The Polytechnic hosted a chess tournament dabbed “WELCOME TO 2020 RAPID CHESS TOURNAMENT” in which a fourth year Bachelor of Business Studies student Francisco Mwangupili won the Bronze medal prize.

The tournament took place on Saturday February 1st 2020 at the Polytechnic main campus.

The event comprised of the very best of chess players mainly from the city of Blantyre and students from various colleges such as the Malawi College of Accountancy (MCA).

Mwangupili who also happens to be the captain of the Chess Club on campus said the motivation in organizing the tournament was to foster talent among the Polytechnic chess players.

“First and foremost as a Chess club it is comprised of persons that love the game of chess, apart from that our greatest motivation is, we want to raise the standards of chess players at Polytechnic by exposing ourselves to higher standards of competition hence inviting external players,” explained the Captain.

The First Prize was won by Jonathan Ibrahim, an ESCOM employee studying accounting with ICAM at professional level. He went away with K11500 and had this to say; “Focus and determination are the key to success. I cannot say I am better than others but luck was just on my side because I did not train much, God just favoured me on that day, I give glory to the almighty God in heaven,” Ibrahim expressed. 

Mwangupili was satisfied with how the tournament went and shared some of the club’s future plans; “for Polytechnic chess team we want to maintain our label as the college with the strongest chess team. We plan to reason with our administration to get us more chess boards and clocks so that players are able to train more frequently and without problems. We plan to dominate in all upcoming chess events, starting with the upcoming Tertiary Education Student Sports Association of Malawi (TESSAM) games that are scheduled to take place in the next few weeks,” Mwangupili explained.     

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