Egyptians Rule African Juniors and Girls Championship Print
Friday, 30 December 2005 00:00
Egyptian youths dominated the African Juniors and Girls Championships held December 09 to 23 in Gaborone, Botswana. Amin Bassem won the Junior division while 11-year-old Mona Khaled won the Girls Under-20 championship. This is the second WGM norm of the child prodigy. Amin notched his third GM norm to be the youngest GM in Arab and African countries. . African Juniors and Girls Championship U20 was held December 09 - 23 in Gaborone, Botswana. Amin Bassem of Egypt won this 9th rounds round robin championship in Juniors section. 11 years old Khaled Mona of Egypt won the Girls championship.
Mona Khaled the youngest ever WIM made her second WGM during one month from African Girls U20, after obtaining Gold Medal with 8.5 points of 9 total points. Bassem Amin also got his third GM norm to be second Egyptian GM and youngest GM in Arab and African Countries.



At the closing ceremony, from left are: Botswana Chess Federation President Dabilani Buthali, Hasan Khaled, Mona Khaled, Amin Bassem and Botswana Chess Federation Secretary Kenneth Boikhutshwane.
African Juniors 2005      
Final Standings      
Rank Name                      Rtg.     FED       Pts 
      
1. IM    Amin Bassem           2454     EGY       8.5 
2.       Phiri Richmond        0        ZAM       7 
3.       Chumfwa Malembe       0        ZAM       6.5 
4. FM    Mandiza Farai         2242     ZIM       6 
5.       Oatlhotse Providence  2147     BOT       5.5 
6.       Jere Daniel           2195     ZAM       5.5 
7.       Santos Jeovani        0        ANG       5 
8.       Sousa Antonio         0        ANG       4.5 
9.       Mosetlhe Kgaugelo     0        RSA       4.5 
10.      Soares Erikson        0        ANG       4.5 
11.      Maruping Otlhomile    0        BOT       4.5 
12.      Willenberg Craig Glen 2122     RSA       4 
13.      Jilowa Tito           0        ZAM       4 
14.      Morwamang Nelson      0        BOT       3 
15.      Chindole Khama        0        MAW       3 
16.      Sabure Bojosi         0        BOT       2.5 
17.      Sesweu Desmond        0        BOT       2.5

African Girls 2005     
Final Standings     
Rank Name                   FED  Pts 
     
1. WIM Khaled Mona          EGY  8.5 
2.     Sabure Ontiretse     BOT  6.5 
3.     Saina Yvonne         ZAM  6.5 
4.     Tempo Epah           ZAM  6 
5.     Simango Cindy        ZAM  5 
6.     Rocha Valquiria      ANG  4.5 
7.     Leah Phiri           ZAM  4.5 
8.     Raseipei Peggy       BOT  4 
9.     Munezvenyu Tafad     ZIM  3 
10.    Mooketsi Galalets    BOT  3 
11.    Mpinganjira Ellen    MLW  2.5 
 
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