Angola Wins African Junior Chess Championship

Saurimo — Angolan Esperança Caxita retained Monday her African title in women’s junior chess after beating her countrywoman, Joana Delfina, in the 8th and penultimate round held in Saurimo city, eastern Lunda Sul province.

Caxita beat her opponent with a score of 1,468 points.

While, Maria Domingos, also one of the seven Angolan players in the competition, overcome Domingas Tavares (Angola) having achieved the International Master’s Title, although the athlete will have to await the decision by the International Federation of Chess (FIDE).

The distinction, according to regulations, is attributed to the continental champions.

Check the results of the 8th round:

Esperança Caxita (Ang) – Delfina João (Ang) 1-0
Maria Domingos (Ang) – Domingas Tavares (Ang) 1-0
Luzia Pires (Ang) – Neusa de Castro (Moz) 0-1
Amira Messaoui (Arg) – Dyhia Afgoiun (Arg) 0-1
Malbogo Sokisi (Bot) – Youmbwe Elastridah (Zam) 0-1
Joana Costantino (Ang) – Márcia Gomes (STP) 0,5-0,5
Henriqueta Pires (Ang) – Temahlubi Queem (Swz) 0-1
Stella Babirye (Uga) – Ulemu Mbeww (Maw) 1-0

Ranking until 5th place:

1- Esperança Caxita (Ang) 7,5 pt
2- – Maria Domingos (Ang) 6,5 pt
3- Luzia Pires (Ang) 5 pt
4- Dyhia Afgoun (Arg) 5 pt
5- Neusa de Castro (Moz) 4,5 pt

Chess Daily News from Susan Polgar