8th All-Africa Games (chess - women): Abuja 2003

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Basic data

8th All-Africa Games (women)
(see all-time tournament summary)
Date: 5th - 12th October 2003
City: Abuja, Nigeria
Venue: Agura Hotel
Tournament Director: N/A
Chief Arbiter: N/A
Teams participating: 4
Players participating: 20 (incl. 2 WIMs)
Games played: 48
Competition format: Four board double round robin.
Final order decided by: 1. Game points; 2. Match points;
Time control: all moves in 25 minutes + 10 sec. increment per move
Official logo: Abuja 2003
Official Website: http://www.8allafricagames.org (cached)
Downloadable game file: 03afrtchw.zip

Tournament review

The women's event was held in conjunction with open Championship as part of The All-Africa Games. Only four teams entered the competition and only two contestants held FIDE titles. Algeria had by far the strongest squad and won comfortably all of six matches. The defeated each opponent by clear 4-0 once and once by 2½-1½. South Africa easily took second spot losing twice to Algeira and winning the rest of the matches. Van der Merwe won gold individual medal at board #1. Hadn't they been defeated by Algeria 4-0 in round 2 they would have probably better chances to win the event. Nigeria took the bronze after fierce battle. They and Botswana defeated each other once. Amadusan of Nigeria scored decisive victory in the last round's match vs South Africa to see Botswana losing 4-0.

Individual medals

bd name flag code pts gms %
1. WIM Van der Merwe, Cecile Republic of South Africa RSA 6 75.0
2. Benkhaled, Rabea Algeria ALG 5 70.0
3. Houli, Asma Algeria ALG 6 6 100.0
4. Mezioud, Amina Algeria ALG 3 4 75.0
1 res. Toubal, Wissam Algeria ALG 3 83.3
2 res. Glewis, Pauline Nigeria NGR 4 37.5

Interesting games

This was a game of two top rated players, still this is hardly expert level.
Van der Merwe, Cecile (RSA) - Arouche, Farida (ALG) ½ - ½

The interesting pawn ending. Black first missed a win, then missed a draw.
Modongo, Boikhutso (BOT) - Arouche, Farida (ALG) 1 - 0