Namibian Chess Federation

African Individual Chess Championships 2007 will be held in Windhoek at the Safari Court Hotel, Kuiseb 1 & 4 rooms this coming weekend. The event starts with an opening ceremony and a cocktail function afterwards. There are 3 Grandmasters, 17 International Masters, 4 Fide Masters, 1 Candidate Master 17 Fide rated players and 5 unrated players in the open section. 1 Woman Grandmaster, 6 Woman International Masters, 1 Woman Fide Master, 1 FIDE rated player and 12 unrated players.

In the Open section we have the favorites
GM Ahmed Adly and GM Amin Bassem from Egypt who recently won the UAE Championships, IM Amon Simutowe from Zambia who just won the Max Euwe Stimulans in Arnhem where he scored his 3rd GM norm with a 2687 rating performance, IM Kenneth Solomon National Chess Champion of South Africa and IM Watu Kobese from South Africa.

Tuduetso Sabure (Botswana) 2005 African Women’s Champion (Photo from Chess South Africa)

WGM Tuduetso Sabure, defending women's champion

In the Women's section we have WGM Sabure Tuduetso from Botswana, the African Woman's Champion, WIM Melissa Greeff and WIM Anzel Laubscher from South Africa, WIM Sohair Basta and WIM Mona Khaled from Egypt, WIM Amina Mezioud from Algeria.

The total participants to date is 70, 49 for the Open section and 21 for the Women's section and representation from 12 African Countries being Zambia, Uganda, Tunisia, Sudan, South Africa, Nigeria, Namibia, Mozambique, Malawi, Egypt, Botswana and Algeria.

The finest chess players on the African Continent will battle it out to determine the African Champion. The top 6 in the final standings will qualify for the 2007 World Cup later in September in Khanty Mansyisk, Russia.

The total Prize fund amounts to 36,000.00 which is sponsored by FIDE (World Chess Federation)

Apart from the main event an Arbiters Course will also be facilitated by
Mr.Werner Stubenvoll.

The Namibia Chess Federation would like to thank our sponsors, ICEIDA, SIMN and HUSTER A MACHINE TOOLS for their financial contribution towards the event.

2007 African Championship Information Center

Namibian Chess Federation

Results from (Men, Women)

Coverage (Drum Blog)


The Chess Drum, "Africa crowns Champs!" 12 September 2007.
The Chess Drum, "Six Spots at Stake!" 9 September 2007.
The Chess Drum, "Robert Gwaze pulls ahead!," 4 September 2007.



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Posted by The Chess Drum: 1 September 2007

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