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Lewis Ncube, "2005 Africa Junior Chess Championships: Round  8 Update Report," Chess Federation of Zambia - Press Release, 19 December 2005 (Lusaka, Zambia).

Egyptian International Master, Amin Bassem is assured of victory in the 2005 African junior title with one round to spare.  With his victory over Erikson Soares of Angola, Bassem has accumulated 7 points and cannot be overhauled.

Richmond Phiri beat Jeovani Santos of Angola to grab sole second position with 6 points. Phiri now has the chance to win the silver medal if he avoids defeat in the last round.

Malembeka Chumfwa is now in sole third position on 5 points after his victory over Providence Oatlhotse of Botswana. Daniel Jere and Farai Mandizha of Zimbabwe played out a draw whilst Tito Jilowa beat Bojosi Sabure of Botswana to move to 4 points.

The summarized top five board results for Round 8 are as follows:-

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

The top standings in the Open Section after Round 8 are as follows:-

Amin Bassem (EGY) 7-, Richmond Phiri (ZAM) 6-2, Malembeka Chumfwa (ZAM) 5-2, Farai Mandizha (ZIM), Jeovani Santos 5-3, Providence Oatlhotse (BOT), Daniel Jere (ZAM), Antonio Sousa (ANG) 4-3, Tito Jilowa (ZAM), Craig Willenberg (RSA) 4-4.

Pairings for Round 9 for the top six boards in the Open Section are as follows:-

Board 1:    Amin Bassem (EGY) vs. Antonio Sousa (ANG)
Board 2:   Craig Willenberg (RSA) vs. Richmond Phiri (ZAM)
Board 3:   Malembeka Chumfwa (ZAM) vs. Jeovani Santos (ANG)       
Board 4:   Farai Mandizha (ZIM) vs. Tito Jilowa (ZAM)
Board 5:   Providence Oatlhotse (BOT) vs. Khama Chindole (MAL)
Board 6:   Nelson Morwamang (BOT) vs. Daniel Jere (ZAM)

In the Girls Section Mona Khaled of Egypt is also heading for victory with one round to spare. After beating Peggy Raseipei of Botswana she now has an unassailable 7 points.

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Zambia's Yvonne Saina remained in joint second position after defeating Ellen Mpinganjira of Malawi. Botswana's Ontiretse Sabure beat fellow countrywoman Galaletsang Mooketsi to remain tied with Saina on 5 points. Epah Tembo lost ground in the medal chase by drawing with Zimbabwe's Tafadzwa Munevenyu. She is now in fourth position on 5 points.

The five board results in Round 8 in the Girls Section are as follows:-

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

Girls Standings after Round 8: Mona Khaled (EGY) 7-, Yvonne Saina (ZAM), Ontiretse Sabure (BOT) 5-2, Epah Tembo (ZAM) 5-3, Valquiria Rocha (ANG), Cindy Simango (ZAM) 4-3, Leah Phiri (ZAM) 4-4.

Pairings for Round 9 for the five boards in the Girls Section are as follows:-

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

Epah Tembo (ZAM) is on bye in Round 9



Posted by The Chess Drum: 19 December 2005