The second edition of the Haig Park Winter Chess Festival explodes this Saturday (tomorrow) with over 200 players from various schools set to compete.

Chess players from across the country from the under 8 age group to the masters section will battle it out for honours.

The Teacher- In-Charge of chess at the Hiag Park Junior School Regina Chipesa the annual chess event is aimed at developing interest in chess and grooming young chess masters.

Some of the schools who will be taking part at the tournament include Mupfurudzi from Madziva, Sinosi from Goromonzi, Mumurwi from Bindura and Gokwe’s CZM Primary.

Top players, the likes of Woman Candidate Master Rumbidzai Mawire and national schools under 7 girls champion title and Kayla Mngomba are expected to feature in the event that will also give preparations for the those set to take part in the African Schools Individual Chess championship pencilled for Harare this August.