A second African Arbiter who was also awarded his IA title during the March Presidential Board Meeting was IA Gilton Mkumbwa from Malawi.

Gillton earned his first IA norm at the 2014 World Amateur Chess Championships in Singapore and also officiated at the 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tromso. He went on to complete his norms at the 2015 Zone 4.3 Championships and 2015 African Junior Championships.

We wish to congratulate Gilton on this achievement which also sees him become the first arbiter from Malawi to earn the IA title.