Botswana women gave their Zambian opponents a 15-5 thumping in a friendly chess match played in Kasane on Saturday.
The two teams played four rounds. In the last round, the Zambians were walloped 4-0 as Keitumetse Mokgacha, Onkemetse Francis Thapelo Francis, and Tuduetso Sabure finished with maximum points.
The Botswana women had also given their opponents a 4-0 thrashing in round three. The Zambians only managed half a point in round two when Onkemetse was held to a draw. However, Botswana men lost heavily to Zambia in their friendly match also played in Kasane on Saturday, going down 14.5 points to 5.5 after four rounds of torture. In the last round all Botswana men lost.
At the receiving end were Ignatius Njobvu, Ofentse Molale, newly crowned champion Abel Dzilani, and Thabo Gumpo. The new champion however managed the only point for the home side in round two.
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