The Namibia Chess Federation recently organized the Windhoek Open, marking the culmination of a series of chess tournaments held across the country as part of their chess development initiative.
The Windhoek Open showcased a significant increase in the number of participants, including both male and female players, as well as talented cadets in the under 8 to under 12 categories.
The tournament also welcomed visually impaired players, who demonstrated their exceptional skills on the chessboard.
A notable highlight of this year's event was the presence of Nigel Short, a renowned three-time Commonwealth Chess Champion. Short had the opportunity to meet and compete against some of the talented players, adding an extra level of excitement and prestige to the tournament.
In recognition of the outstanding performances and achievements throughout the chess tournaments, the Namibia Chess Federation plans to hold an awards ceremony next month.
This ceremony will honor the exceptional players and celebrate their dedication and passion for the game.
The Namibia Chess Federation continues to foster the growth and development of chess in the country, providing opportunities for players of all ages and abilities to showcase their skills and passion for the game.