The athletes that are expected to partake in the much anticipated annual tourney features 10 nations including Botswana from 14-17 July 2018.
The Botswana Open tournament is divided into the senior, junior and veterans sections.
The senior section consists of ladies and men in singles,doubles and mixed categories.The junior section are athletes below the age of 18.
Pubic Relations Officer Mr Shelton “Benza” Benjamin said that Botswana Open also includes veterans.
“the veterans are participating for health reasons and also to keep them in the sport”said Benza
Benza said the first prize in men’s draw is 10000 as they have to play at least 6 games as compared to women’s draw as they only require to play leser games to win and get 8000.
Veteran’s will get 2000.”the prize money was determined by the amount of games played by the athletes.”said Benza
The sole sponsor Motor Center Toyota has been loyal to the annual Botswana Open tournament for the past 27 years since its inception in 1992.