2019 African Junior
Who will represent Africa in the World Junior Chess Championships?
The 2019 Africa Junior Chess Championship started on Friday, October 25 at the Paloma Hotel in Accra, with host nation Ghana aiming for a place in the World Chess Championship in Russia.
The week long competition will end on Sunday, November 3.
The competition would draw participants from countries including Kenya, South Africa, Algeria, Egypt, Angola, Togo.
In the Open section, the five players competing are Bannerman Emmanuel, Karamchandani Rohan, Joshan Shunjay, Amoako Selikem and Nenyo Enock Kpodzi whiles in the Women’s section, Maud Benson, Tobi Felix, Rebecca Barnor, Mary Barnor and Rachel Mensah will represent Ghana in the Championship.
The World Junior Chess Championship is a yearly under-20 African chess tournament organized by the World Chess Federation (FIDE) in collaboration with African Chess Confederation and the host nation.
This tournament was the brainchild of William Ritson-Morry, who organized the 1951 inaugural event to take place in Birmingham, England. Subsequently, it was held every two years until 1973, when an annual schedule was adopted. In 1983, a separate tournament for girls was established.
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