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African Amateur 2022 Chess Championship comes to an end

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African Amateur 2022 Chess Championship comes to an end

The African Amateur 2022 Chess Championship ended yesterday with Kenya coming out tops with two gold, one silver and two bronze medals. The event was one of the most successful editions, with just over 95 players from fifteen African federations taking part.

Prize winners and officials pose for a group photo at the end of the African Amateur 2022 Chess Championship.
Prize winners and officials pose for a group photo at the end of the African Amateur 2022 Chess Championship.

Kenya’s medal haul

CM Aguda Lwanga won gold in the U1700 with seven points out of nine rounds, while Jully Mutisya won the gold in the Ladies U1700 with a perfect score of 9/9.

Madelta Glenda won the silver in the Ladies U200-U2300, cementing her position as one of East Africa’s top players.

Elizabeth Cassidy & WFM Sasha Mongeli, respectively, won bronze medals in the Ladies U1700 and U2000-2300 sections.

U2300 Section

FM Haruna Nsubuga, one of Uganda’s top players, grabbed the gold in the U2300 with 7.5 points, while his compatriot Emmanuel Musasizi grabbed the silver medal with 6.5 points. Top seed Abubaker Tagelsir of Sudan squeezed into the podium with the bronze with 6 points.

Kenyan star Robert Oluka Mcligeyo who started so well in the first three rounds, seem to have run out of steam and ended with still a respectable 4.5 points and 8th in the ranking.

CM Ben Magana, the other Kenyan did well to score 6 points and end up in joint third place and 6th in the ranking.

FM Haruna Nsubuga of Uganda receives his prize for winning the U2300 section.
FM Haruna Nsubuga of Uganda receives his prize for winning the U2300 section while Wilfried Ntamatungiro (left) and Benard Wanjala the Chess Kenya President.

U2000 Section

James Panchol of South Sudan, but a resident of Kenya, was in devastating form when he won his section with 7,5 points out of nine rounds. He drew against Ivan Mugisha of Uganda in round five and lost to Herris Chibale of Zambia in the last round.

Kassim Islam Sh.Nour of Somalia won the silver with 6.5 points, while Faruk Fauza Kizza of Uganda won the bronze with 6.5 points.


A delighted James Panchol of South Sudan receives his prize for winning the U2000 section.
A delighted James Panchol of South Sudan receives his prize for winning the U2000 section from Wilfried Ntamatungiro (left) and Benard Wanjala the Chess Kenya President.
Kassim Islam Sh.Nour of Somalia the silver medalist of the U2000 section with Wilfried Ntamatungiro (left) and Benard Wanjala the Chess Kenya President.
Kassim Islam Sh.Nour of Somalia the silver medalist of the U2000 section with Wilfried Ntamatungiro (left) and Benard Wanjala the Chess Kenya President.

U1700

CM Lwanga Aguda of Kenya won the section with 7 points. The silver medal went to Mayen Deng Ador, who had 7 points as well. Dahir Muhumad Mahad of Somalia was the bronze medal winner with 6.5 points.

Ladies U2000-2300 Section

Linda Dalitso Shaba of Zimbabwe won gold in this section with 8 points out of 9 rounds. Kenyan star Madelta Glenda and WFM Sasha Mongeli won the silver and bronze medals, respectively.

Linda Dalitso Shaba of Zimbabwe the winner of the Ladies U2300-U2000 section with Wilfried Ntamatungiro (left) and Benard Wanjala the Chess Kenya President.
Linda Dalitso Shaba of Zimbabwe the winner of the Ladies U2000-U2300 section with Wilfried Ntamatungiro (left) and Benard Wanjala the Chess Kenya President.

Ladies U1700

Jully Mutisya won the gold with a perfect score of 9 points out of 9 rounds. The silver went to Safinah Mugide of Uganda, who scored 8 points.  Elizabeth Cassidy Maina of Kenya won the bronze medal.

Prize winners of the U1700 Ladies section - Jully Mutisya (centre) the winner of the . Standing from left to right Wilfried Ntamatungiro, Elizabeth Maina Cassidy (bronze), Safinah Mugide (silver) and Benard Wanjala the Chess Kenya President.
Prize winners of the U1700 Ladies section – Jully Mutisya (centre) the winner of the . Standing from left to right Wilfried Ntamatungiro, Elizabeth Maina Cassidy (bronze), Safinah Mugide (silver) and Benard Wanjala the Chess Kenya President.

Prize Fund

In addition to a modest cash prize fund, the winners in each section will earn personal rights to play in the 2023 World Amateur Chess Championship.  They will in addition get free boarding and lodging.

The prize fund.
The prize fund

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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