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2022 African Youth Chess Championship

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2022 African Youth Chess Championship

The 2022 African Youth Chess Championship got underway over the weekend after facing severe logistical challenges in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. The imposing Mika Convention Centre, about 10 km from Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, is the event venue.

Mika Convention Centre.
Mika Convention Centre.

The event has an impressive turnout of over 240 participants from 15 African federations, including Kenya.

Egypt has sent a powerful squad with CM Kamal Mohamed Hany, rated 2026, and FM Samir David George, rated 1819, playing in the U18 Open section. GM Adly Ahmed, one of Egypt’s top players, is the team coach.

Team Egypt 2022 African Youth Chess Championship
Team Egypt.

Robert Mcligeyo Oluka is Kenya’s top junior player in the event. He is ranked 4th in the U18 section and will be representing Kenya at the forthcoming 2022 Chess Olympiad in Chennai, India.

Waiting to board Team Kenya.
2022 African Youth Chess Championship
Team Malawi.
2022 African Youth Chess Championship
Team Namibia.
Team Angola.

African Youth Chess Championship 2022 Statistics

1 ANG Angola 5
2 BOT Botswana 11
3 EGY Egypt 19
4 ETH Ethiopia 1
5 GHA Ghana 1
6 KEN Kenya 20
7 MAW Malawi 21
8 MTN Mauritania 1
9 NAM Namibia 29
10 NGR Nigeria 1
11 RSA South Africa 55
12 TAN Tanzania 13
13 UGA Uganda 14
14 ZAM Zambia 45
15 ZIM Zimbabwe 6

Total 242

Links

2022 African Youth Chess Championship on chess-results.com.

Kenya National Youth Team off to 2021 African Youth Chess Tournament.

An article on the 2021 African Youth Championship by Kenya Chess Masala.

2019 African Youth Chess Championship.

2018 African Youth Chess Championship.

Kisumu town all set for 2018 African Youth Chess Championship.

Recap of the 2016 African Youth Chess Championship.

Update on 2015 African Youth Chess Championship.

Kenya bags two bronze medals at the 2015 African Youth Chess Championship.

2015 African Youth Chess Championship.

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