9th All-Africa Games (chess - women): Algiers 2007

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Basic data

9th All-Africa Games (women)
(see all-time tournament summary)
Date: 11th - 23rd July 2007
City: Algiers, Algeria
Venue: Palais de la Culture "Moufdi Zakaria"
Tournament Director: Mr. Djaffer Yefsah (ALG)
Chief Arbiter: N/A
Teams participating: 6
Players participating: 33 (incl. 1 WGM, 5 WIMs and 2 WFMs)
Games played: 120
Competition format: Four board double round robin.
Final order decided by: 1. Game points; 2. Match points; 3. Direct score; 4. Berger
Time control: all moves in 25 minutes + 10 sec. increment per move
Official logo: Algiers 2007
Website: http://www.coja2007.dz (cached)
Other Websites: The Chess Drum blog
Downloadable game file: no games available!

Tournament review

Algerian ladies Just six teams entered women's team competition at 9th All-Africa Games, the four from 2003 championship plus Egypt and Libya. Only 11 of 33 players were rated. Algeria, the titleholders, fielded just one rated player while South Africa had as much as three WIMs. Botswana were hoping to pick themselves up after unprecedented Women's World Championship's debacle suffered a few weeks before (0/36).

South Africa were in the halfway lead ahead of Algeria but were defeated by the home side 3-1 on round 6 to lose the leadership for good. As Algeria safely cruised to the golden harbour wiping out outsider Libya 4-0 on the last day, the South Africans beat Nigeria in a direct battle for silver medals. Botswana, rather poor side (despite having African sole WGM T.Sabure, but she plays far weaker than most of WIMs), finished in fourth. Egypt showed as quite promising newbies to sensationally beat South Africa 3-1 in round 7. Best individual result was achieved by Olatunji of Nigeria - 8½/9. Egyptian prodigy WIM Mona Khaled won individual blitz championship.

Individual medals

bd name flag code pts gms %
1. Ali, Yosra Egypt EGY 5 7 71.4
2. WIM Mezioud, Amina Algeria ALG 9 10 90.0
3. Olatunji, Oluwatobiloba Nigeria NGR 9 94.4
4. Ikpa-Glewis, Pauline Nigeria NGR 4 5 80.0
1 res. Khaled, Mouna Egypt EGY 6 7 85.7
2 res. Alabi, Omolola Oluwatosin Nigeria NGR 5 7 71.4

Interesting games