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2022 African Junior Chess Championship

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2022 African Junior Chess Championship

The 2022 African Junior Chess Championship is underway in the Algeria port city of Bejaia.

IM Lamine Brahami of Algeria, the defending Champion, is in the lead with 5.5 points at the end of round seven. Jan Karsen of South Africa is second with 5 points.

IM Lamine Brahami of Algeria, the defending Champion
IM Lamine Brahami of Algeria, the defending Champion

Robert Oluka Mcligeyo of Kenya was lying in third place with 4.5 points. Joining him with the same number of points includes Tarik Hallal of Algeria and Mauritanian National Champion CM Mohamed Taleb Abderrahim.

Robert Oluka Mcligeyo will now face the 15-year-old CM Mohamed Taleb Abderrahim, Mauritania’s top-ranked player.

CM Mohamed Taleb Abderrahim.
CM Mohamed Taleb Abderrahim.

The Open Section has 16 players from eight African federations.

The event’s start was marred by the delayed arrival of the Angolan team, who missed two crucial rounds.

At the end of the 7th round, the Angolan pair of CM Amaro Lutuma and FM Junior Domingos were lying in joint 5th place with 3.5 points.

Jan Karsen of South Africa (left) and Zane Rayane of Algeria.
Jan Karsen of South Africa (left) and Zane Rayane of Algeria.

Ladies Section

WIM Lina Nassr of Algeria, the defending Champion, is leading with 6.5 points out of seven rounds. WFM Junior Ednasia of Angola and Chahrazed Djerround of Algeria are in second place with 5.5 points.

WIM Lina Nassr of Algeria, the defending Champion
WIM Lina Nassr of Algeria, the defending Champion

Mercy Ingado is facing her baptism by fire and has two points out of seven rounds in this challenging event with 12 players from four African federations.

Chahrazed Djerround of Algeria (left) and WFM Junior Ednasia of Angola.
Chahrazed Djerround of Algeria (left) and WFM Junior Ednasia of Angola.

Playing schedule

The event schedule is tough on players, with two days having double rounds and no rest day.

Round eight will take place on 18th November, with the final 9th round a day later.

Links

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

Official Invitation AJCC 2022 Algeria.

FM Brahami Lamine and WIM Lina Nassr win 2021 Africa Junior

GM Adham & WFM Pires crowned 2019 Africa Junior Champions.

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.

IM Fawzy Adham wins 2018 Africa Junior Chess Championship.

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

Further reflection on the 2015 African 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.

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