13:25, Sunday, 19th March, 2017

A reminder that the 2017 Zambia Open will take place in Lusaka from Wednesday 29th March - Sunday 2 April 2017. The Masters section of the tournament has already attracted more than 20 players rated 2000+ and will likely offer an IM norm to any player who records a tournament performance of 2450+.

Players from South Africa, Cote d'Ivoire, Nigeria, Angola, and Botswana have already registered while Zimbabwe is also expected to send a strong contingent to participate. The open section is also expected to be very strong and already features 6 titled players including most of the top female players from Zambia.

Players who intend to play are reminded to register asap at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeSc1H_igufTCLdyYvoGROKetRGssd4....

All valid registrations will be published on chess-results at http://chess-results.com/tnr266544.aspx?lan=1&art=0&turdet=YES&flag=30&w... within 2 working days of being received.

The final tournament brochure is available for download at http://www.kcfafrica.com/en/content/forthcoming-events-0 for anyone looking for copies.