Namibia's Leicher retains chess champion title

Windhoek- Namibia (PANA) -- Namibia's Helmut Leicher retained his title as champion of the Open Chess Championship that took place in Windhoek over the weekend.
Leicher competed against 40 participants who included players from Russia, Germany, South Africa and Namibia in the Windhoek Optics sponsored championships.
The Namibian won the championships with 11 points out of 12, with the second best participant, Peter Gallert, trailing with nine point five points.
Junior player Wynand Oosthuizen finished third with nine points, while Charles Eichab and Paul Dausab finished fourth and fifth respectively.
Eichab recently returned from a tournament in Cape Town and is on his way to Czechoslovakia for another competition.
Seven players shared sixth place with 7.
5 points each.
They are Teuns Hanemaaijer, Willem Goussard, Preston Dausab, Vladimir Chichmarev, Max Nitzborn, Thomas Kapofi and Helder Tchipoia.
Previous winners Otto Leicher and Hans Jurgen Schafer also competed but finished with only seven points each.
Windhoek Optics has been sponsoring the tournament for the past 10 years, with this year's sponsorship amounting to 8,000 Namibian dollars (1,000 US dollars).
The winner received 1,500 Namdollars (200 dollars).

10 september 2001 10:05:00

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