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Event 1

FIDE Online world cadets and youth ( Under 10-18 ) Rapid Chess Championships

FIDE is pleased to announce a new online competition, aimed at the younger members of the chess community: the FIDE Online World Cadets & Youth Rapid Chess Championships.

This event will comprise five different age groups (U10, U12, U14, U16, and U18), competing in two sections: open and girls.

A selection stage will take place between November 27 and December 13, with the finals being played in December 19-23.

27 November - 13 December, 2020 | Online
Event 3

FIDE Online chess Olympiad for people with disabilities.

The International Chess Federation is pleased to announce the FIDE Online Olympiad for People with disabilities, to be held between November 20 and December 3, 2020.

This is a team competition, played on four boards, where at least one of the players has to be a woman.

The event will consist of two stages. The first one is a 7 round Swiss System, from which the best 4 teams will qualify to play a double-round semifinal (November 29-30). The two best teams will advance to the finals, while the two others will compete for third prize.

20 November - 23 December, 2020 | Online
Event 4

Zimbabwe Nationals Chess Championships.

The Zimbabwe Nationals Chess Championships dates and venue to be out soon.

Event 2

ZONE 4.5 Chess Championships.

This was an inaugural tournament which had a lot of glitches but these were overcome and the tournament ended on the 18th of October as was planned. The future of Zimbabwean chess is in the youth and supporting these youths will produce players of repute who can stand tall against other nations as is evidenced by how Roy Mwadzura held the best player on board one IM Watu Kobese of South Africa as well as the exploits by the above mentioned best performing Zimbabweans. Over and above our chess will produce the best if we do have proper planning for events as well as the corporate world support is of paramount importance. Zimbabwe chess needs your support and for sure, Zimbabwe will have new International Masters with this type of exposure.


Top Players

Lists of active top 10 Men
# Surname Name(s) Title Rating B-Year
1 Mandizha Farai IM 2377 1985
2 Makoto Rodwell IM 2367 1987
3 Mushore Emerald Takudzwa 2198 1989
4 Zhemba Jemusse 2145 1996
5 Takawira Erick 2117 1981
6 Elisha Thabo 2085 1991
7 Masango Spencer 2071 1982
8 Sibanda Kudakwashe 2065 1990
9 Jele Tapiwa 2054 1998
10 Amini Daud 2033 1983
Lists of active top 10 Ladies
# Surname Name(s) Title Rating B-Year
1 Charinda Kudzanayi WC 1710 1994
2 Makwena Christine 1653 1993
3 Nomalungelo Mathe 1606 1996
4 Shaba Linda Dalitso 1603 1997
5 Wakuruwarerwa Colletta 1588 1993
6 Zengeni Tatenda Melisa 1584 1992
7 Mudodo Refiloe Hazel WC 1543 2005
8 Masiyazi Rhoda 1529
9 Zengeni Paidaishe WC 1488 1996
10 Sibanda Sandisiwe WC 1442 2000
Lists of active top 5 U20 Boys
# Surname Name(s) Title Rating B-Year
1 Katsande Tanaka 1909 2007
2 Garamukanwa Makomborero 1890 2002
3 Bvekerwa Mike 1818 2009
4 Mpala Leeroy 1803 2001
5 Munhenzva Tinei 1788 2006
Lists of active top 5 U20 Girls
# Surname Name(s) Title Rating B-Year
1 Mudodo Refiloe WC 1543 2005
2 Mbonisi Gamaliel Mbiba 1419 2007
3 Zimbili Panashe 1414 2003
4 Mawire Rumbidzai WC 1388 2005
5 Muponda Nyarai 1313 2004

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About ZCF


The Zimbabwe Chess Federation is the administrative, development and coordinating Body of all chess activities within Zimbabwe in all areas such as coaching, organizing and playing whether at International, Provincial, Regional, Club and Schools.

The Federation is actively involved from grassroots development to Elite Chess in all 10 Provinces. Zimbabwe Chess Federation is affiliated to the Africa Chess Confederation (ACC) and the International Chess Federation (FIDE) and is recognized by the Sport and Recreation Commission of Zimbabwe (SRC).

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