Bwalya to represent Zambia at World Chess Championship in Norway
Lusaka, June 20th, ZANIS— National Chess Champion Gillian Bwalya will represent Zambia at the World Chess Championship to be held in Norway between August and September this year.
ZANIS sports reports that Lusaka Province Chess Association (LPCA) Zone 4 Chairperson Bwalya Chileya has confirmed the development in an interview in Lusaka today.
Bwalya emerged Champion in the National Individual Chess Championships held at Henry Courtyard in Mansa, recently.
He also came out third in the Casablanca Chess festival held in South Africa last month to qualify to the Norway tournament.
In another development, Chileya has commended the Swedish Embassy in Lusaka for donating $3000 towards the travel arrangements of Gillian Bwalya to Norway.
He however said his association is in a shortfall of $2000 to meet all the travel expenses for the Norway trip and called on the cooperate world to come on board and assist the player.
And Chileya has disclosed that the Lusaka province chess association will on 29th and the 30th of July host an open chess tournament at the Olympic Development Center OYDC in Lusaka.
Chileya said the tournament is aimed at putting the chess players in good shape for future events and is open to both Local and foreign chess players.