Play in the 2004 African Junior Chess Championships started on Wednesday 29th December 2004 at Chrismar Hotel in the Zambian Capital City of Lusaka. After the welcome of the participants by the City's Mayor, Levy Mkandawire the previous night, it was left to the Twenty-Six participants to take their cue and battle for the prestigious continental junior title.

Sixteen boys and ten girls are involved in this event for African FIDE Federations' under-twenty year players. The late withdrawal of
Mohamed Haddouche of Algeria and Farai Mandizha of Zimbabwe left Daniel Louw of South Africa and Daniel Jere of Zambia as the top seeds and favourites in the Boys section. Jenine Ellappen and Mignon Pretorius, both of South Africa are the top seeds and favourites for the Girls' title.

~ Lewis Ncube ~

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Round 1Round 2  |  Round 3  |  Round 4  |  Round 5  |

Round 6  |  Round 7  |  Round 8  |  Round 9  |


Final Standings

Boys: Henrich Stander (RSA) 8-1, Daniel Jere (ZAM) 7-2,
Richmond Phiri (ZAM), Quitman Manda (ZAM), Cornelius Hoek (RSA), 6-3

Girls: Jenine Ellapen (RSA) 8-1,
Mignon Pretorius (RSA) 7-1, Cindy Simango (ZAM) 6-3

Final Report

Posted by The Chess Drum: 4 January 2005