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Amin Bassem & Shahenda Wafa win African Individual Chess Championships

Organizers were the African Chess Confederation and the Chess Federation of Zambia

African Individual Chess Championships were held in Lusaka, Zambia from 12 to 22 May.

Organizers were the African Chess Confederation and the Chess Federation of Zambia. The venue was Warm Harbor Hotel.

30 players took part in the Open section and 22 in the Women section.

In the Open section the Egyptian players proved their dominance. GM Bassem Amin crushed the field with 8,5 out of 9. GM Ahmed Adly was second with 7 points and GM Essam El Gindy took third place with 6 points.

In the Ladies section the winner is WGM Shahenda Wafa with 8 pot of 9. Second is WFM Lorita Mwango with 6,5 points and with the same points third is WIM Sabrina Latreche.

Final standings Open section (top 20)

1 Amin Bassem 8,5
2 Adly Ahmed 7
3 El Gindy Essam 6
4 Kayonde Andrew 6
5 Hesham Abdelrahman 5,5
6 Oussedik Mahfoud 5,5
7 Paiva Donaldo 5,5
8 Fawzy Adham 5,5
9 Bwalya Gillan 5
10 Chitumbo Mwali 5
11 Phiri Richmond 5
12 Manuel Alberto 4,5
13 Domingos Catarino 4,5
14 Simutowe Musatwe 4,5
15 Oatlhotse Providence 4,5
16 Aderito Pedro 4,5
17 Beukes Dante, M 4,5
18 Mabusela Johannes, Manyesi 4,5
19 Zhemba Jemusse 4
20 Chumfwa Kelvin 4

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