Details of the 2017 Zambian Open have just been released by the Zambian Chess Federation. KCF Africa is pleased to be able to support this flagship event for the first time in 2017 and we look forward to reviving the event which was last held in 2014.

The 2017 Zambian Open will offer a total prize pool of $5400 and consists of a FIDE rated masters event (for players rated 2000+) and an open tournament. Their will also be two junior sections for U/16's and U/10's as well as a FIDE Rated Blitz tournament on the final day.

The full event brochure is available for download via the KCF tournament page at

The 2017 KCF Africa tournament calendar has also been updated and players wishing to access the latest list of forthcoming events may do so at

Entries for the Zambian Open are now open and players wishing to register may do so online at

Brochures for our forthcoming April tournaments including the Capablanca Open, PSS Open, Steinitz Open and Zimbabwe Easter Open will be released shortly.