By Joseph mchekadona
Dar es salaam based Donbosco Chess team emerged overall winners of the Nane-Nane youth chess championships by collecting 10 medals.
The championships was organized by Zanaki Chess Acedemy and more than 60 youngsters competed.
Kara Louis who was the championships Chief arbiter expressed his happiness with the performance displayed by the youth.
He said Donbosco team dominated the Under 16 boys and Under 12 girls.
Louis said in the Under 16 boys all top three winners were tied to five points so they used BUCHHOLZ system to determine the winner.
He said after the use of the system, Cleophas Charles emerged winner followed by Shadrack Lusako and Anacleutus Moras.
Both players are from Donbosco, he said there was no Under 16 girls’ event.
In the Under 12 girls and boys category, the chief arbiter said Donbosco players dominated the top three with Nishanth Sunny emerging winner with 5.5 points, runner up was Parasha Aryaman with 5 points and third place went to Aaditya Bhattbhatt with the same points.
He said best girl performance went to Kaavya Vadlamundi from Donbosco with 4 points.
In under 10 boys and girls Aadi Chauhan from Zanaki Chess Acedemy won with 6points, runner up was Ryan Atali from Donbosco with 4 points, Prisha Sina from Donbosco was third with 4 points and she also emerged best girl.
Louis who is also head coach of Donbosco team and member of Tanzania Chess Association (TCA) said in the Under 8 boys’ and girls’ category the winner was Suhana Patel from Kenya with 6 points while Zack Okumu from Agakhani was second with 4 points and Neel Tena from international school of Tanganyika was third with 4 points.
"We are happy with the performance shown by our young players, we believe the country has s bright future in Chess, as the Tanzania Chess Association with stakeholders we will keep on organizing tournaments for young players so that they can learn a lot of this game and become top future players "he said