All African Games
All African Games 2019 have released more information on the event, which takes place in Morocco, from 23rd to 29th August 2019.
Six players will now make up a team.
Four players in a mixed team (2 men and two women; no reserve players).
One head of delegation.
The team’s competition will take place during from 24th to 27th August. A blitz tournament, split in two categories (men & women) will take place on 28th August.
FIDE Technical delegate: GM Mohamed Al Mudahka (Qatar).
Appeals Committee chairman: Dr Hesham Elgendy (Egypt).
Fair Play committee chairwoman: Tshepiso Lopang (Botswana).
African Chess Federations will need to make the proper arrangements with their respective Olympic Committees to confirm the participation of their national chess team.
Chess Kenya has already hosted the trials to select the team for the event. The selection was on the assumption that there would be a separate team for the Open and the Ladies section of 5 players each.
The players selected were;
CM Ben Magana.
WCM Joyce Nyaruai
WFM Sasha Mongeli
WCM Lucy Wanjiru
This development of mixed teams is an exciting idea but will come as a shock to the players who have initially qualified.
The African Games, formally known as the All-Africa Games or the Pan African Games, are a continental multi-sport event. The event is organised by three major organisations and held every four years.
African Union (AU), Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) and the Association of African Sports Confederations (AASC) are the organisers.