Chess matches at the 2011 All Africa Games in Maputo, Mozambique began on 6th September, a day later than scheduled, due to delays in registration of some players.
In the open section, a total of 14 teams are participating, including: Egypt, South Africa, Algeria, Angola, Zambia, Nigeria, Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Namibia, Kenya, Ghana and Madagascar.
In the ladies section, a total of 8 teams are participating, including: Egypt, South Africa, Algeria, Angola, Nigeria, Mozambique, Botswana and Kenya.
To the surprise of many, East Africa’s strongest chess teams in both the open and ladies sections, Uganda, failed to send a team this year due to lack of sponsorship. Their EAC counterparts Rwanda and Burundi, too, are not being represented in chess at this edition of the All Africa Games.
Round 1 for the Kenyans saw the open team facing a strong Angolan side while the ladies team took on Nigeria. The results were as follows:
Round 1 – Open Team
Kenya (0.5) v/s Angola (3.5):
- Martin Gateri (0) – Eduardo Pascoal (1)
- Githinji Hinga (0) – Joao Simoes (1)
- Joseph Atwoli (0) – Amorim Agnelo (1)
- Mehul Gohil (0.5) – Catarino Domingos (0.5)
Round 1 – Ladies Team
Nigeria (4) v/s Kenya (0):
- Doris Adebayo (1) – Rehema Khimulu (0)
- Olufunmilayo Akinoka (1) – Purity Maina (0)
- Rosemary Amadasun (1) – Gloria Jumba (0)
- Oluwatobiloba Olatunji (1) – Isabelle Asiema (0)
Results from other rounds: