2008 African Junior Championship

Here is a letter from Lynne van Rensburg of South Africa to federations in the African Chess Union. CHESSA, or Chess Federation of South Africa is hosting the event.


From: CHESSA Lynne [lynne@chessa.co.za]
Subject: Africa Junior Chess Championships 2008

Dear ACU Members,

Attached is the invitation to the African Junior Chess Championships to be held at the Amanzintaba Resort in Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng, South Africa, from 28th December 2008 to 6th January 2009.

Online entry will be available shortly on the CHESSA website at https://www.chessa.co.za

We hope you enjoy the tournament.

Regards

Lynne van Rensburg
CHESSA Secretary
lynne@chessa.co.za


Invitation
Registration Form

Daaim Shabazz

Daaim Shabazz is the founder of The Chess Drum, while serving as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds a B.S. Computer Science from Chicago State University, an MBA in Marketing and a Ph.D. in International Affairs & Development, both from Clark Atlanta University. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.

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  1. Dear Mr. Shabazz,

    The African Junior Chess Championships will be taking place from 28th December to 6th January in South Africa. We have invited all the African countries via email and have the entry posted on the FIDE website under Tournaments in Africa. More Information about the event can be found at

    https://www.chessa.co.za/Africanjuniors.html

    Could you please publish this on The Chess Drum website, for those who do not have email and read your interesting website?

    Entries are limited to 4 per country per section (1 invited and 3 additional).

    Final registration deadline is 15 November 2008.

    Additional Information:

    The African Junior Champion shall be awarded the title of International Master. Clear first place is equivalent to a 9-rd Grandmaster result. The winner of the African Junior Championship will have the right to participate in the next year’s World Junior Championship if he/she has not exceeded the age limit in the meantime.

    Entitled to participate are chess players from the federations in Zone 4.1 to 4.3 who shall not have reached the age of 20 by January 1st of 2008. Fifty percent deposti payment of the registration fee of €100 for ALL players is payable by 15th November 2008, with the balance to be paid by 30th November 2008 into the CHESSA bank account:

    NAME OF ACCOUNT: CHESSA
    BANK: FIRST NATIONAL BANK
    BRANCH/CODE: CRESTA / 254905
    ACCOUNT NUMBER: 58810045419
    SWIFT CODE: FIRNZAJJ

    One boy and one girl per Federation, plus the previous year’s champion are invited with FREE accommodation. For additional players, 50% deposit payment of the accommodation cost of €45 per day for 9 days is payable by 15th November 2008, with the balance to be paid by 30th November 2008 into the CHESSA bank account. (1 boy and 1 girl per federation will have free accommodation).

    For accompanying persons, 50% deposit payment of the accommodation cost of €50 per day for 9 days is payable by 15th November 2008, with the balance to be paid by 30th November 2008 into the CHESSA bank account. For all payments, please use the reference of AJ, your Federation code, Surname, (for example AJRSAvanRensburg meaning African Juniors, South Africa, player name) and email lynne@chessa.co.za with the proof of payment.
    The travelling expenses of the participants are to be paid by their National Federations.

    There will be a separate section for the Ladies and Men.

    Regards

    Lynne van Rensburg
    CHESSA Secretary and tournament organizer

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