17:10, Sunday, 30th April, 2017

The 2017 Phela-Live Chess Challenge is the next event on the KCF Africa Tournament Calendar. The event will take place in Manzini in Swaziland from the 26 - 28 May and offers R 33,000 in prize money with a first prize of R 10,000(!!) in the Open section.

The tournament is easily the highest paying event in the history of Swaziland Chess and we wish to extend our thanks to the Phela-Live gym who have partnered with KCF Africa and the Swazi Chess Federation to make the event possible.

The tournament will feature a 6 round FIDE Rated Open Section, a Development Section as well as a FIDE Rated blitz tournament on the last day. It is open to all players with a FIDE rating lower then 2200.

The official tournament brochure can be downloaded from
http://www.kcfafrica.com/sites/default/files/2017%20Phela-Live%20Chess%2...

Online entries are also now open and players wishing to participate are asked to register as soon as possible at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfFiMcRDdy_j-XaISiLUugo_6M3GEo6...

Foreign based players who require affordable accommodation in Manzini are asked to contact Mr Melo Mdluli, the President of the Swazi Chess Federation at swazichess@gmail.com or at +268 76738899 / +268 76033919 in order to secure accommodation in advance.