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Mash East dominants Zimbabwe National Schools cadets chess Championship

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Mash East dominants Zimbabwe National Schools cadets chess Championship



CHIKOMBA- Mashonaland East Province dominated last week’s Zimbabwe National Schools Cadets Chess Championship held in Chivhu after scooping 13 medals.
The championship was held at Runyararo Primary School from Friday to Sunday and eight provinces contested.
Mash East scooped five gold, four silver, and four bronze medals. Harare metropolitan came second with two gold, one silver, and two bronze medals with Midlands on third position after amassing a gold, two silver and a bronze medal.
The tournament ran under the theme: Your best move.
National Association of Primary Heads (Naph) National head in charge Ephraim Mudzudzu confirmed the results to The Mirror. He said Manicaland and Masvingo provinces did not compete.
He said 22 schools from across eight provinces competed at the championship to select players that will represent the country in Georgia and at other global tournaments.
Mash East Naph Head in charge Salisio Manyatwa said he is pleased with the performance of players from his province.
“I would like to congratulate all students who participated in the tournament. Hosting the 2024 Zimbabwe National Schools Cadets Chess Championship in Mashonaland East Province signifies an opportunity for the region to showcase its capabilities in organizing and hosting a prestigious national event. It also highlights the provinces’ commitment to promoting chess among school cadets, fostering talent development, and encouraging participation in intellectual pursuits,” said Manyatwa
Mash East Provincial Education Director (PED) Anatoria Ncube and Chikomba District Schools Inspector (DSI) Emmanuel Kwenda attended the championship.

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