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Jan Karsten & WIM Lina Nassr win 2022 African Junior Championship

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Jan Karsten & WIM Lina Nassr win 2022 African Junior Chess Championship

Jan Karsten of South Africa and WIM Lina Nassr of Algeria are the winners of the 2022 African Junior Chess Championship, which ended yesterday at the Algerian port city of Bejaia.

WIM Lina Nassr of Algeria and Jan Karsten of South Africa - the proud winners of the 2022 African Junior Chess Championship.
WIM Lina Nassr of Algeria and Jan Karsten of South Africa – the proud winners of the 2022 African Junior Chess Championship.

Open Section

Jan Karsten scored 6.5 points out of nine rounds to lift his maiden African Junior title.  Hewins an IM title (at 2200 Elo), a GM norm and qualifies to participate in the 2023 World Junior Chess Championship.

CM Mohamed Taleb Abedrrahim of Mauritania scored 6.5 points but had a lower tie-break to grab the silver medal.

IM Lamine Brahami of Algeria, the defending Champion, was third with 5.5 points. His countryman Abdeljalil Bidi and Kenyan star Robert Mcligeyo Oluka also scored 5.5 points to end in fourth and fifth place in the standing. Robert Mcligeyo Oluka earned an impressive 67 Elo points from the events taking his rating to 1853.

CM Lutumia Amaro and FM Junior Domingos, both of Angola, scored five points despite missing the first two rounds.

A total of 16 players from eight African federations took part.

Ladies Section

WIM Lina Nassr of Algeria retained her title with an impressive 8.5 points out of nine rounds. WFM Junior Ednasia of Angola was second with 7.5 points, and Chahrazed Djerroud of Algeria grabbed third place with 6 points.

WIM Lina Nassr wins a GM norm and qualifies to participate in the 2023 World Junior Chess Championship.

Mercy Ingado of Kenya scored two points.

A total of 12 players from four African federations participated in the event.

WIM Lina Nassr of Algeria.
WIM Lina Nassr of Algeria.

List of past winners

Links

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

Report on the 2022 African Junior Chess Championship.

Official Invitation AJCC 2022 Algeria.

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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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