Zambian heads for World Cup

The Swedish embassy has sponsored Gillan Bwalya who hammerd our players in Botswans last month, with $3000 to make it possible for him to attend the 2013 World Chess Cup in Tromso, Norway. The Chess World Cup 2013 is a 128-player chess single-elimination tournament, which will be played between August 10 and September 5..
The Swedish ambassador, Lena Nordstrom., announced her country’s decision last Saturday. to have a Zambian chess player among the 128 best in the World.
Ambassador Nordstrom said “ The Swedish Embassy is very happy to be able to help Gillian Bwalya to make his Dream come true.”
Bwalya won the 2013 National Individual Chess championship ahead of high-rated International Master, Daniel Jere in Mansa.
Bwalya, who had dropped to third place on Easter Sunday, won his round eight and nine games to tie on seven points with Jere at the end of the tournament held at the Henry Courtyard Lodge.
However, Bwalya, who received K3,000 top prize, was declared winner as he had won more games than Jere, who got K1,500, and also had a lower ranking.

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