The small coastal town of Hammamet in Tunisia was the setting for the 2016 African Junior Chess Championship which ran from 25th November to 4th December 2016.
Hammamet is popular with tourists with its fine beaches is about 100 km South East of the capital city Tunis.
The event had 5 African federations in the Open and 3 in the Ladies. Missing in action from this year’s Africa Junior was powerhouse Egypt and South Africa.
Kenya did not send any players due to the ongoing political turmoil with the federation. We were however lucky that well know Kenyan chess personality Paras Gudka was there as an arbiter which mean that we were able to get a daily dose of photos!
IM Nassr Ali of Algeria was the clear winner in the Open section with 7.5/9 points.
WIM Caxita Esperanca of Angola was the winner in the Ladies section with 6.5/9 points.
|Tunisia||29th||2016||IM Nassr Ali (ALG)|
|Seychelles||28th||2015||David Silva (ANG)|
|Angola||27th||2014||David Silva (ANG)|
|Algeria||26th||2013||IM Ameir Mobeb (EGY)|
|South Africa||24th||2011||Erikson Roberto (ANG)|
|South Africa||21st||2008||FM Karim Wageich (EGY)|
|Malawi||20th||2007||FM Karim Wageich (EGY)|
|Botswana||19th||2006||Mwali Chitumbo (ZAM)|
|Botswana||18th||2005||IM Amin Bassem (EGY)|
|Libya||16th||2003||FM Bassem Amin (EGY)|
|Botswana||16th||2002||IM Johannes Manyedi Mabusela (RSA)|
|Kenya||11th||1998||IM Robert Gwaze|
|Kenya||6th||1993||Aderito Pedro (ANG)|
|Tunisia||29th||2016||WIM Caxita Esperanca|
|Seychelles||28th||2015||WIM Wafa Shahenda (EGY)|
|Angola||27th||2014||Caxito Esperanca (ANG)|
|Algeria||26th||2013||Caxito Esperanca (ANG)|
|South Africa||21st||2008||Mellisa Greeff (RSA)|
|Malawi||20th||2007||Daleen Wiid (RSA)|
|Botswana||19th||2006||Mellisa Greeff (RSA)|
|Botswana||18th||2005||WIM Mona Khaled (EGY)|
|Zambia||17th||2004||J Ellappen (RSA|
|Libya||16th||2003||Jamila Youngane (MAR)|
A summary with further details is shown below;