The 2018 Africa Youth Chess Championship continues today as the 174 participants battle it out for a ticket to the prestigious World Youth Chess Championship slated to be held in Turkey in December this year.
The fourth round saw Kenya’s Tracy Njoki finish third in the U-8 girl’s category followed by Shah Janki and Shah Janvi who scooped the fourth and the 5thposition.
Namibia’s Hinda Otilie ad Algeria’s Hadjout Lina lead this competition with 4 and 3 points.
In the boy’s U 8 South Africa’s twins Levitan Caleb Levi and Levitan Judah Nathan are the current leaders tying with compatriot Emmanuel Chang. Kenya’s Nduati Tyler defeated South Africa’s Chang Emmanuel to scoop the 8th position ahead of Kenyan Rishit Ravat who are currently tying on 2 points.
The U14 girls Zimbabwean WCM Mudodo Hazel is currently leading with four points. Egyptian Amin Lila Mohamed is second with 3 points followed by Algeria’s WCM Allal Feriel. Kenya’s Gosrani Niaya and Parikh Nikita are tied on 2,5 points on the 4th and 5th position respectively. Mudodo who is the highest ranked player in Zimbabwe defeated Egyptian Amin Lila Mohamed during round three and Algeria’s Allal Feriel during round 4.
In the U 18 girls Algeria’s WFM Nassr Rania and WIM Nassr Lina are leading the chase for continental glory ahead S.A Wolmarans Riekie and Uganda’s Nsubuga Gloria. Kenya’s top player in the category is Parikh Pranjal and Wanjala Dorcas.