Results of the FIDE Trainer Seminar in Gabarone

Report by Peter Long

The FIDE Trainer Seminar in Gaborone, Botswana from 15-17 December 2019 saw 22 participants complete the program and were recommended for a total of four (4) FIDE Instructor, 10 National Instructor and eight (8) Developmental Instructor titles.

Botswana Chess Federation (BCF) President Mothokoedi Thabano was both an excellent host and organiser, taking a personal interest, driving 6 hours the approximate 500 km from Francistown to Gaborone to take personal charge.

Of course this was still nothing like my coming from the South East Asian Games and the start of the East Asian Junior Championships in the Philippines, and six (6) hours after arrival in Kuala Lumpur, returning to the airport for a 30 hour journey and working immediately on arrival.

The participants were eager to learn
The BCF President drove 600 miles to sit in daily!

In general, the participants demonstrated a high level of energy over three very long days, an essential requiremment for this seminar which adopted a continuous assessment approach to both teaching and evaluation.

These included demonstration of teaching skills, lesson and/or exercise construction, writting feedback as to learning, and practical exercises.

Here it can be seen how well the future FIDE Trainers all did, each bringing his or her own personality, style and approach to teaching.

Botswana is not a big country and chess is not the most important priority for many but there is no doubt that under the current BCF leadership, serious progress is being made and the future can be bright indeed!

Results Table

No.FIDE IDNameFedD.O.B.Proposed Title
111300370Ndawana MosenyaBOT1974FI
211300906Puso S. MabetuBOT1987FI
311302275Dragon KesiilweBOT1979FI
411301791Pudungwane LesoleBOT1992FI
511300710Moakofi NothaBOTNI
611316179Oaitse PhunyukaBOT1981NI
715202631Michael DumburaNAM1992NI
811300701Ontiretse SabureBOT1985NI
911301031Diczhino MogalakweBOT1981NI
1012602124Gideon Izuchukwu OnuohaGHA1998NI
1111301511Stanley SeboweBOT1978NI
1211301287Onkemetse FrancisBOT1992NI
1314319640Omogolo NkweRSA1988NI
1411300558Goafaone ThwaafaloBOT1983NI
1511310138Mokwaledi TingwaneBOTDI
1611301066Kagiso A. MolosiwaBOT1988DI
1711321407Jautse NkweBOT1984DI
18113080011Ndachipiwa KgomotsoBOT1994DI
1911322098Tiroyaone BohulaBOT1983DI
2011317442Oratile Petronel JohnBOT1998DI
2111302828Lorato Dolly ThapeloBOT1993DI
22700018189Tshephang EluyaBOT1993DI