Omaheke regional library supports chess development

NCF takes chess to Namibian locals
The 2023 Gobabis Open Chess Tournament is one of seven lined up for July by the Namibian Chess Federation.
Mariud Ngula
The Namibian Chess Federation (NCF) held a one-day tournament on 1 July leading to the crowning of the Gobabis champion and boosting local chess development in Gobabis.

NCF donated several complete chess sets to allow the Omaheke regional library to become the central chess venue. "The tournament is one of the seven tournaments lined up for the month of July," said Goodwill Khoa, the NCF president.

"Many thanks to the Omaheke regional library for supporting the development of chess through the usage of their facilities on a Saturday."

All the latest results can be found at the website:, where results are updated live. The event attracted several chess players from Windhoek, Okahandja, and Gobabis, aiming for a chance at winning.

"We have two more upcoming chess tournaments, and we would like to invite the public to come witness or participate in the tournaments: the Namibia National Senior (50) Chess Championships happening in Windhoek from 7 to 9 July, and the Zambezi Open Tournament on 15 July. Interested individuals can register to play by calling me at 081 223 1961," said Khoa.