Angola’s Rocha win 3rd straight title!

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“Angola: Ladies Chess – Walquíria Rocha, Three Times National Champion,” Angola Press Agency, 7 August 2006 (Luanda, Angola).

Walquíria Rocha

The player of Progresso Macovi, Walquíria Rocha won Monday with anticipation her third consecutive national ladies chess title by defeating, here, Edna Gomes of JF School, in a fourth and penultimate round of the competition being held at the head offices of the Angolan Chess Federation.

Walquíria, who last May represented the country in the Turin Olympiads (Italy), leads the tournament indomitably with four points, followed by her team mate Engrácia de Oliveira with three points.

With this victory, Walquíria takes the title for the third time after having already during the 2004 and 2005 editions.

Daaim Shabazz

Dr. Daaim Shabazz is the creator and webmaster of The Chess Drum. He serves as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds an MBA in Marketing and a doctorate in International Affairs & Development. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.

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