The Zimbabwe Chess Federation has selected a 12-member provisional squad which will represent the country at the World Schools Championship slated for Romania in April.The squad comprises 9 boys and 3 girls.
The boysâ€™ team is made up of Takesure Madzongwe, Collins Mabodongwa, Kudzai Mhandu, Blessing Mhike, Shaun Chigogora, Alpha Chaendera, Vincent Mabodongwa, Masimba Kamwendo and Tinotenda Chingonzo.
The girlsâ€™ squad is composed of Tanaka Pawandiwa, Hazvinei Kamwendo and Panashe Kunje.
The playersâ€™ participation at the World Schools Championship however hinges on their ability to pay a participation fee.
Those who are unable to fulfil this requirement will not be permitted to participate and will most likely be replaced by players with the financial means to do so.
The players are therefore in a race against time to beat the registration deadline which is set for the 21st of this month.
Members of the provisional squad are expected to go into camp the first week of March before departing for Romania 5 days before the start of the championships.