Central Region Chess League (CRCL) has landed K2 million Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) sponsorship.
The partnership will see MRA using the league to enhance Value Added Tax (VAT) compliance by local traders.
CRCL chairperson Moses Mtumbuka said they are grateful to MRA for the sponsorship.
“This is good news and we are excited to partner MRA. We have never had a tournament covering all sections from Open A and B to Under 12 in the history of Malawi chess and the number of registered players is an all-time record,” he said.
Mtumbuka said about 100 chess players from across the country will take part in the tournament, including South Africa-based Joseph Mwale.
“The A Section will involve the top 20 rated players while those that are outside will battle for stakes in the B Section.
“There will also be women’s, under-16 and under-12 categories,” said Mtumbuka.
Registration for the competition is expected to close by end of business on Wednesday, June 6 2018.
MRA head of corporate affairs Steven Kapoloma has since encouraged consumers to continue demanding EFD receipts.
“The good thing about this is that everyone who demands an EFD receipt stands a chance to enter and win in the ongoing EFD ‘Lisiti Langa’ Raffle Draw Promotion where over 100 prizes are being given to lucky winners on a weekly basis,” he said.
The promotion started on May 11 and it will run for three months up to July 27.