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Lewis Ncube, "2005 Africa Junior Chess Championships: Round 7 Update Report," Chess Federation of Zambia - Press Release, 18 December 2005 (Lusaka, Zambia).

Egyptian International Master, Amin Bassem, is on the verge of clinching the 2005 African junior title after overcoming the challenge of Zambia's Malembeka Chumfwa with victory in Round 7 of the ongoing Continental junior championships in the Botswana capital of Gabarone. With 6 points from seven rounds, Bassem only needs one point from the remaining two rounds to be sure of being the champion.

Richmond Phiri beat Kgaugelo Mosetlhe of South Africa to reclaim second position on 5 points jointly with Jeovani Santos of Angola who beat Botswana's Providence Oatlhotse.

Malembeka Chumfwa is now in joint third position with
Farai Mandizha of Zimbabwe and Providence Oatlhotse. They are joined on 4 points by Daniel Jere who defeated Craig Willenberg of South Africa.

The summarized top five board results for Round 7 are as follows:

Board 1:   Amin Bassem (EGY) 1-0 Malembeka Chumfwa (ZAM)
Board 2:   Jeovani Santos (ANG) 1-0 Providence Oatlhotse (BOT)
Board 3:   Kgaugelo Mosetlhe (RSA) 0-1 Richmond Phiri (ZAM)       
Board 4:   Antonio Sousa (ANG) 0-1 Farai Mandizha (ZIM)
Board 5:   Craig Willenberg (RSA) 0-1 Daniel Jere (ZAM)

The top standings in the Open Section after Round 7 are as follows:

Amin Bassem (EGY) 6-, Richmond Phiri (ZAM), Jeovani Santos (ANG) 5-2, Malembeka Chumfwa (ZAM) Farai Mandizha (ZIM) Providence Oatlhotse (BOT) 4-2 Daniel Jere (ZAM) 4-3.

Pairings for Round 8 for the top five boards in the Open Section are as follows:

Board 1:  Erikson Soares (ANG) vs. Amin Bassem (EGY)
Board 2:  Richmond Phiri (ZAM) vs.  Jeovani Santos (ANG)
Board 3:  Malembeka Chumfwa (ZAM) vs. Providence Oatlhotse (BOT)
Board 4:  Daniel Jere (ZAM) vs.Farai Mandizha (ZIM)
Board 5:  Antonio Sousa (ANG) vs. Kgaugelo Mosetlhe (RSA)

Zambia's fourth representative in the Open Section,
Tito Jilowa will play Botswana's Bojosi Sabure on Board 7.

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In the Girls' Section Mona Khaled of Egypt continued her dominance by beating Tafadzwa Munevenyu of Zimbabwe.

Yvonne Saina maintained the improved form of the girls by defeating the local favourite Ontiretse Sabure. Epah Tembo also kept the Zambian flag flying by defeating Valquiria Rocha of Angola. This means that Epah and Yvonne now move to joint second position with Ontiretse Sabure on 4 points.  Cindy Simango drew her game against Ellen Mpinganjira of Malawi.

The five board results in Round 7 in the Girls Section are as follows:

Board 1:   Tafadzwa Munevenyu (ZIM) 0-1 Mona Khaled (EGY)
Board 2:  Yvonne Saina (ZAM) 1-0 Ontiretse Sabure (BOT)
Board 3:  Valquiria Rocha (ANG) 0-1 Epah Tembo (ZAM)           
Board 4:  Galaletsang Mooketsi (BOT) - Peggy Raseipei (BOT)
Board 5:   Ellen Mpinganjira (MAL) - Cindy Simango (ZAM)

Zambia's fourth representative in the Girl's Section, Leah Phiri, was on bye.

Girls Standings after Round 7: Mona Khaled (EGY) 6-, Epah Tembo (ZAM) Ontiretse Sabure (BOT) Yvonne Saina (ZAM) 4-2.

Pairings for Round 8 for the five boards in the Girls Section are as follows:

Board 1:   Peggy Raseipei (BOT) vs. Mona Khaled (EGY)
Board 2:  Ontiretse Sabure (BOT) vs. Galaletsang Mooketsi (BOT)
Board 3:  Epah Tembo (ZAM) vs. Tafadzwa Munevenyu (ZIM)           
Board 4:  Ellen Mpinganjira (MAL) vs. Yvonne Saina (ZAM)
Board 5:  Leah Phiri (ZAM) vs. Valquiria Rocha (ANG)   

Cindy Simango (ZAM) is on bye in Round 8


LEWIS NCUBE - PRESIDENT                                                   

Posted by The Chess Drum: 18 December 2005