2016 Africa Chess Calendar is out!

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 the base of players. Last year was a watershed moment for Africa. While it is obvious that Asia has risen Africa is making steady progress.

2016 African Chess Schedule
Championships Place Date
African Individual Championships Kampala, Uganda May 20 to May 31, 2016
African Blitz Championships Kampala, Uganda May 28 to May 28, 2016
African Rapid Championships Kampala, Uganda May 29 to May 29, 2016
African Women’s Challenge Gaborone, Botsawana July 09 to July 16, 2016
African Amateur Individual Championships Lome, Togo August 04 to August 13, 2016
African Youth Championships Port Elizabeth, South Africa August 20 to August 28, 2016
African Clubs Championships Cape Town, South Africa October 07 to October 13, 2016
African Schools Individual Championships Lusaka, Zambia December 10 to December 18, 2016
African Junior Championships Tunis, Tunisia December 27, 2016 to January 06, 2017


Zone 4.4 Individual Accra, Ghana March 28 to April 06, 2016
Zone 4.1 Individual Algiers, Algeria April 09 to April 16, 2016
Zone 4.2 Individual Nairobi, Kenya April 20 to April 30, 2016
Zone 4.3 Individual Le Morne, Mauritius April 23 to May 02, 2016
Zone 4.3 U16 Youth Team Beira, Mozambique July 08 to July 15, 2016
Zone 4.2 U16 Youth Team Kigali, Rwanda July 15 to July 22, 2016
Zone 4.4 U16 Youth Team Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso July 22 to July 31, 2016
Zone 4.1 U16 Youth Team Nouakchott, Mauritania July 24 to August 02, 2016


  1. Where can we find the African schools individual championship regulations to be held in Zambia from 15 to 18 December 2016.

  2. Hi.
    Please will you send me the provisional calendar for African and Commonwealth and World events for chess for Juniors.

    Thank you
    Neil Palmer

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