Zambian girls shine

THE Zambian under-14s shone the brightest of the local envoys at the 2014 World Youth Chess Championship in South Africa with Musonda Chola and Bwalya Mwalule emerging victors in the boys and girls’ categories, respectively.
Chola was winning his second game on a trot after four matches while Mwalule picked up her maiden victory at the tournament, according to results posted on the tournament’s website.
In the boys’ section, Chola claimed the full point off South Africa’s Waldi van der Lingen to move to two points after four rounds.
He beat Hiren Naidoo in the third match.
In the girls’ category, Mwalule got the better of Queen Dlamini of Swaziland for her first point.
Joshua Mulauzi, in the under-18, shook off some jaded start and outclassed Joni Seppala of Finland as he chalked up his first victory.
The Zambian played white pieces in his fourth round game and was full of confidence and all went his way to move to 1.5 points.
Mulauzi has so far lost two games and drawn one.
In the girls’ under-18, Isabel Mwewa went down in her fourth straight match, this time losing to Nikki February of South Africa.
Faith Chilambwe lost to McPherson Naleli (Lesotho) in round four of the girls’ under-16 section while Elias Musonda had a walkover in the boys’ category.

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