Namibian schools championships

Julian Isaaks is the junior champion of Namibia.
McLean Handjaba reports that “The Namibian National Junior Closed Chess Championship brought a lot of excitement and a thrilling battle of the minds as 53 youngsters from all over the country fought head-to-head for in Windhoek over the weekend (July 26-28) at Academia Secondary School.
“A National Junior Chess Champion emerged from each age group during the three daylong tourney.”
From the start of the tournament all eyes were on Julian Isaaks as tournament favourite in the Open U/20 section and the promising youngsters came out on top as National Junior Chess Champ followed by William Kamberipa in 2nd place and Willem Louw in 3rd.Uatjiri Hewicke was victorious in the U/8 section as he came in half a point ahead a promising Isabelle Els from Pro-ed Academy.
Aldo Horn won the U/10 section with an unbeaten score of 7/7.
First time winner Iwann du Toit from Windhoek Afrikaanse Privaatskool came out top in the U/12 section, while Mubasen /Hochobeb clinched the U/14 title.
The U/16 section saw a female champion when the former Namibian Women’s Chess Champion Nicola Tjaronda annihilated all her male opponents and scoring an amazing 7/7.
Immanuel Gariseb continued on with his tradition of always taking home a prize when he won the U/18 section.

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