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GM Adham & WFM Pires crowned Africa Junior Championships

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GM Adham & WFM Pires crowned Africa Junior Champions

GM Fawzy Adham of Egypt won the 2019 edition of the prestigious Africa Junior Chess Championship. He obtained 7.5 points out of 9 rounds to successfully defend his title.

IM Fy Rakotomaharo of Madagascar and FM Massinas Djabri of Algeria both tied with 7 points. However, IM Rakotomaharo had a better tie-break and won the silver medal.  FM Djabri got the bronze medal.

Proud winners in the Open section. IM Fy Rakotomaharo of Madagascar (left) silver medal, GM Fawzy Adham of Egypt (winner) and FM Massinas Djabri of Algeria (bronze). Photo Credit: Ogunsiku Babatunde
Proud winners in the Open section. IM Fy Rakotomaharo of Madagascar (left) silver medal, GM Fawzy Adham of Egypt (winner) and FM Massinas Djabri of Algeria (bronze). Photo Credit: Ogunsiku Babatunde.

WFM Luzia Pires of Angola was declared the winner in the Ladies section. She was undefeated with 8 points out of 9 rounds.

Djerroud Chahrazed of Algeria and WCM Refilwe Gabatshwarwe of Botswana both tied with 7.5 points. However, Djerroud Chahrazed received the silver medal as she had a better tie-break. WCM Gabashwarwe took the bronze medal.

Proud winners in the Ladies section. Djerroud Chahrazed of Algeria (left) with sliver medal WFM Luzia Pires of Angola (winner) and WCM Refilwe Gabatshwarwe of Botswana (bronze). Photo Credit: Ogunsiku Babatunde
Proud winners in the Ladies section. Djerroud Chahrazed of Algeria (left) with sliver medal WFM Luzia Pires of Angola (winner) and WCM Refilwe Gabatshwarwe of Botswana (bronze). Photo Credit: Ogunsiku Babatunde.

Accra, the capital city of Ghana, was the proud host for the 2019 Africa Junior Chess Championship.

The event had some exciting upsets along the way.

GM Fawzy Adham lost to his younger brother IM Kandil Adham in round 6.

Issac Oreke of Nigeria played well when he held IM Fy Rakotomaharo to an action-filled draw in round 6.

 Okeke Isaac of Nigeria who played well to draw against IM Fy Rakotomaharo. Photo Credit: Ogunsiku Babatunde
Okeke Isaac of Nigeria who played well to draw against IM Fy Rakotomaharo. Photo Credit: Ogunsiku Babatunde.

Kenya failed to send any players for this year’s edition

Djerroud Chahrazed of Algeria. Photo Credit: Ogunsiku Babatunde
Djerroud Chahrazed of Algeria. Photo Credit: Ogunsiku Babatunde.

Media coverage

The 2019 Africa, Junior Chess Championship, has received daily coverage thanks to Ogunsiku Babatunde. He is a Nigerian chess author who attended the event in Accra, Ghana.

The daily reports with some great photos are available on his website – Africa Chess Media.

Links

Standings & Results of Ladies section 2019 Africa Junior Chess Championship.

Standings & Results of Open section 2019 Africa Junior Chess Championship.

Selected games from round 1 & 2 of the 2019 Africa Junior Chess Championship.

1st report on the 2019 African Junior Chess Championship by Kenya Chess Masala.

Day 1 report on the 2019 Africa Junior by Africa Chess Media.

GM Maurice Ashely visits Ghana and Ivory Coast.

IM Fawzy Adham win 2018 Africa Junior Chess Championship.

IM David Silva of Angola wins 2017 Africa Junior Chess Championship.

IM Nassr Ali of Algeria wins 2016 Africa Junior Chess Championship.

IM David Silva of Angola wins 2015 Africa Junior Chess Championship.

Further reflection on the 2015 African Junior Chess Championship.