In the Women's section we have WGM Sabure Tuduetso from Botswana, the African Woman's Champion, WIM Melissa Greeff and WIM Anzel Laubscher from South Africa, WIM Sohair Basta and WIM Mona Khaled from Egypt, WIM Amina Mezioud from Algeria.
The total participants to date is 70, 49 for the Open section and 21 for the Women's section and representation from 12 African Countries being Zambia, Uganda, Tunisia, Sudan, South Africa, Nigeria, Namibia, Mozambique, Malawi, Egypt, Botswana and Algeria.
The finest chess players on the African Continent will battle it out to determine the African Champion. The top 6 in the final standings will qualify for the 2007 World Cup later in September in Khanty Mansyisk, Russia.
The total Prize fund amounts to 36,000.00 which is sponsored by FIDE (World Chess Federation)
Apart from the main event an Arbiters Course will also be facilitated by Mr.Werner Stubenvoll.
The Namibia Chess Federation would like to thank our sponsors, ICEIDA, SIMN and HUSTER A MACHINE TOOLS for their financial contribution towards the event.