IM Stanley Chumfwa managed 5.5 points from seven games relegating FIDE master and defending champion Gillian Bwalya into second position. Gillan Bwalya of Nkwazi Chess Club was on five points. Linus Katebe, IM Chitumbo Mwali and Stanley’s younger brother Kelvin Chumfwa is the holder of the Botswana title were in joint third position.
The trio amassed 4.5 points apiece.
Others are Jackson Chansa who had four points, Godwin Phiri and Thomas Zulu were on 3.5 points and FIDE master Richmond Phiri managed three points.
The rest are Lemmy Chishala and Judah Simulundu on 2.5 points with Kela Kaulule (Red Arrows), Allan Kaonga (Red Arrows) and Midosantos Chola of Samfya Chess Club collecting two points each.
For the B category, which attracted 61 players, Kenson Munsha emerged winner with 6.5 points, while Joshua Mulauzi was in joint second position on 5.5 points with three other players.
Others on 5.5 points are Perkins Malosa, Marshal Tilimboyi and Aaron Banda. Timothy Bwalya, Kiddy Makwaya, Mutale Kaluba, Oscar Mwenya, Christopher Kalengele and Arnold Siuluta were in joint third position with five points each.