Introduction Bruce Mubayiwa, Kathu, South Africa


My name is Bruce Tendai Mubayiwa and I am a chess promoter, board game entrepreneur and mathematics teacher based in Kathu, Northern Cape, South Africa. A very big thank you to Grandmaster Nigel Davies for the incredible opportunity to contribute to this website. I love the game of chess and have been playing the game for at least 25 years, having learnt from a friend. Little did I realise then that chess would be a big part of my life.

I think in terms of chess rating now I would be around 1600 but as a blitz I think I am much stronger. I have generally been much stronger as a blitz player than at classical time controls in chess.  I have represented Zimbabwe as a junior player, I took part in the 1996 Africa Junior Chess Championships in Maputo, Mozambique and am a former National Chess Champion. I won the lightning chess championships in National Chess Championships in 1997.

I would love to see many more children playing chess not just here in Kathu but across the continent. I believe there is so much that the game has to offer. My main reason for wanting more children to play chess is I truly believe that chess is an enjoyable and fulfilling game that teaches a lot in the process like the need to plan.

Bruce Mubayiwa


Author: Bruce Mubayiwa

I am involved in advancing and promoting Chess, Morabaraba, Draughts and other board games and Mathematics in the mining town of Kathu, Northern Cape here in South Africa. I currently coach chess and teach maths at Kathu High on a part time basis. My chess experience involves representing my country Zimbabwe at the Africa Chess Championships in 1996. I am a former National Junior Chess Champion. I won the Lightning chess championship in Zimbabwe in 1997.