Ellis Robins win chess tourney

HARARE - Ellis Robins High School are the champions of a junior chess tournament they hosted on Wednesday.

Ellis Robins beat Chitungwiza-based Moonrise College in the final to win the tournament.

Some of the players who shined for Ellis Robins include Piniel Dzimiri, Prince Magaya, and Mike Muzorore while Mitchell Chitanje is the only player who shined for Moonrise College.

Moonrise College teacher in charge of chess Stewart Chiunza, who was in the organising committee of the event, says they want to see students scaling greater heights in the sport.

“We want to continuously train young students in an effective way, and develop the young minds so as to make them skilled chess players. We develop chess at the grassroots level and make Zimbabwe a chess power house,” he said.

“Chess itself is a very useful game, it teaches discipline, it instils patience and also it’s not about winning or losing but it’s about learning from your mistakes and our aim is to produce a good chess players

“We are aiming at continue producing top-creamers in the country who would raise the nation’s flag high. Moonrise College junior players have generated a lot of confidence in the chess circles with great potential of upholding Zimbabwe’s chess glory.”

Chiunza believed his team is gaining more experience by playing more competitive matches.

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