Archive for the 'Algeria' Category

Today the 2016 Olympiad games will officially open with the Opening Ceremonies with 181 teams representing 176 countries. Many of these countries represent the best that each country has to offer. Within the last decade that generally meant a permanent balance of power tilting to Western Europe and North America. With the emergence of Asian […]

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African continental President Lewis Ncube and African Chess Confederation the has released the chess calendar for the 2016 year. It encompasses all the major events, but may include others that have yet to be posted. A number of young federations are being thrust into organizing events in order to get them needed experience for growing […]

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The 2013 African Junior Championships were hosted on January 25th-31st at Hotel Bouazza in Tiaret, Algeria and organized by the Algerian Chess Federation (FADE) and the African Chess Union. This tournament features players under 20 years old or born before January 1, 1993. Eight federations were represented and there were some surprises. Despite being played […]

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Ghana holding Nationals!

Defending Champion Kojo Hasfordrepresenting Ghana at the Chess Olympiad in Istanbul.Photo by Daaim Shabazz. Received an announcement from Kwadwo Bonsu that Ghana will be holding its national championship beginning on the 22nd. There are a list of invitees below including the defending champion and Olympian, Kojo Hasford. Details are forthcoming as they become available. The […]

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I have found YouTube videos of the Opening Ceremony. Very exciting and colourful. While the quality is poor the general spirit of the atmosphere can be felt. C’est magnifique! PART ONE [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgRBAApE-mA[/youtube] PART TWO [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WfTO4KBuGg[/youtube] PART THREE [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T5sKTYC4bU[/youtube] PART FOUR [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4ngcuelejc[/youtube]

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  The 9th All-Africa Games has started on today with approximately 9,000 athletes from throughout the African continent. The sports festival runs from today July 11th through July 23rd. A report out of Algiers by Aliou Goloko stated, A total of 3,800 referees will oversee athletes competing in 27 sports, up from the 22 which […]

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