Jan 132016
 

african_chess_confedThe 2015 African Junior Chess Championships has now concluded in the paradise island of Seychelles.

The total number of participating federations is 13 with representation from all the four African FIDE Zones.

In the Open Section the field of 24 players is headed by the top seed IM Adham Fawzy of Egypt. 

In the Girls Section, which comprises 13 players, the top seed is WIM Shahenda Wafa of Egypt.

The 13 participating federations are: Algeria, Angola,Burundi, Egypt, Kenya, Madagascar, Morocco, Nigeria, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.The President of the African Chess Confederation welcomed all participants to the final event of the 2015 African Continental tournament calendar and wished all participants a memorable stay in the beautiful island of the Seychelles.

In the Open Section, IM David Silva from Angola finishes a full point point ahead of all his peers. A commendable 8 points in 9 rounds of play secured him the victory. First seed IM Adham Fanzy manages 7 points and wins the silver medal. FM Cristiano Aguiar, also from Angola, wins the bronze with 6 points to his name.

In the Girls section, WIM Shahenda Wafa from Egypt triumphs, keeping a full point ahead of the competition and ending the tournament with a score of 8.5, with a near perfect 8 wins and 1 draw. Silver is for WIM Maria Domingos from Angola and WIN Ehab Tasneem from Egypt grabs the bronze, both with 7.5 points.

Round by round reports

Final Standings – Open Section

Rk.     Name FED Rtg Pts. 
1
IM SILVA David ANG 2164 8.0
2
IM FAWZY Adham EGY 2484 7.0
3
FM AGUIAR Cristiano ANG 2078 6.0
4
CM BEZUIDENHOUT Roland Reinhold RSA 1964 6.0
5
ZHEMBA Jemusse ZIM 0 6.0
6
FM RAKOTOMAHARO Fy Antenaina MAD 2443 5.5
7
ANWULI Daniel NGR 2182 5.5
8
CM FAMOROSA Silvio ANG 1932 5.0
9
IM NASSR Ali ALG 2210 5.0
10
MULAUZI Joshua ZAM 1843 5.0
11
MUSONDA Elias ZAM 1915 5.0
12
EL FEZARI Mohamed Amin MAR 1848 5.0
13
CHAMBERS Ezra BDI 1589 5.0
14
FM CRISMANN Alessandro Claudio RSA 1926 5.0
15
MOHAMUD HUSSEIN Ali SOM 0 4.5
16
ALI Abdullahi Farah SOM 0 4.0
17
MASHIRI Donald ZIM 0 4.0
18
MAINA WANJIRU Moses KEN 1507 3.5
19
VITAL Keith SEY 0 3.5
20
CHETTY Aakash SEY 0 3.0
21
KATE Timothy SEY 0 3.0
22
NATELLAMBY Samuel SEY 0 2.0
23
PILLAY Harish SEY 0 1.5
24
KRISHNAMOORTHY Richiraj SEY 0 0.0

Final standings – Girls section

Rk. Name FED Rtg Pts.
1
WIM WAFA Shahenda EGY 2096 8.5
2
WIM DOMINGOS Maria ANG 1737 7.5
3
WIM TASNEEM Ehab EGY 1908 7.5
4
WFM PIRES Luzia ANG 1567 5.5
5
JOAO Delfina ANG 1530 5.5
6
WFM DU TOIT Sune RSA 1770 5.0
7
WIM CAXITA Esperanca ANG 1764 5.0
8
NYARUAI Joyce KEN 1469 4.5
9
JESSE Eulentin SEY 0 4.0
10
CREA Elgine SEY 0 4.0
11
ADELINE Liza SEY 0 3.0
12
HOAREAU Elza SEY 0 2.0
13
PILLAY R Snegha SEY 0 1.0

African Junior Chess Championship 2015 Summary
Source: Chessdom