Completed Events

2017

TournamentDateVenueTotal players (all sections)Prize PoolWinnerResults
Lesotho Open 3 - 5 Feb Maseru, Lesotho 120 $ 1,800 FM Shabir Bhawoodien (RSA)Prestige: http://www.chess-results.com/tnr259312.aspx?lan=1
Blitz: http://www.chess-results.com/tnr262016.aspx?lan=1
Open: http://www.chess-results.com/tnr261777.aspx?lan=1
Dev: http://www.chess-results.com/tnr262402.aspx?lan=1
Zambia Open 29 March - 2 AprilLusaka, Zambia160$ 4,250IM Stanley Chumfu (ZAM)http://chess-results.com/tnr266544.aspx?lan=1
Zimbabwe Open14 - 18 April Harare, Zimbabwe190$ 2,350Kaulule Kela Siame (ZAM)
IM Chitumbo Mwali (ZAM)
http://chess-results.com/tnr269195.aspx?lan=1
PPS Open22 - 23 AprilJohannesburg, South Africa160$ 4,300GM Farrukh Amonatov (TJK)
GM Sahaj Grover (IND)
http://chess-results.com/tnr268475.aspx?lan=1
Capablanca Open26 April – 1 MayPretoria, South Africa260$ 3,300 http://chess-results.com/tnr268478.aspx?lan=1

2016

TournamentDateVenueTotal players (all sections)Prize PoolWinnerResults
Jan
Lesotho Open 23 – 25 Jan Maseru, Lesotho 120 $ 1,500 Sandile Mfundisi (RSA) http://www.chess-results.com/tnr202904.aspx?lan=1
Rwanda Open 29 Jan - 1 Feb Kigali, Rwanda 44 $ 1,500 Eugene Kagabo (RWA)http://www.chess-results.com/tnr204642.aspx?lan=1
March
Cote d'Ivoire Invitational 4 – 6 MarchAbidjan, Cote dIvoire49$ 1,000FM Abimbola Osunfuyi (NIG)
Precious Emojevu (NIG)
http://www.chess-results.com/tnr211151.aspx?lan=1
http://www.chess-results.com/tnr211515.aspx?lan=1
http://www.chess-results.com/tnr211514.aspx?lan=1
Kenya Open25 - 27 MarchNairobi, Kenya98$ 1,200Ben Nguku (KEN)
WCM Jane Wambugu (KEN)
http://www.chess-results.com/tnr213040.aspx?lan=1
Zimbabwe Open25 - 28 MarchHarare, Zimbabwe185$ 2,500Zhemba Jemusse (ZIM)
WIM Anzel Laubscher (RSA)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/i7r0ox3jisrul4b/ZIMEASTER%20OPEN%202016%20Ladi...
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ux1iddd3lrfrquw/ZIMEASTER%20OPEN%202016%20Mens...
April
PPS Rapid & Blitz Open 23 - 24 April Johannesburg, South Africa120$ 2,300IM Daniel Jere http://www.chess-results.com/tnr216511.aspx?lan=1
May
Capablanca Open26 April - 2 MayPretoria, South Africa230$ 4,000IM Daniel Jerehttp://www.chess-results.com/tnr216495.aspx?lan=1
July
Nairobi Gymkhana Millionaire Chess Open9 - 10 JulyNairobi, Kenya192$ 4,000CM William Wachira (KEN)http://www.chess-results.com/tnr216495.aspx?lan=1
2nd Nigerian Millionaire Chess Open12 - 16 JulyLagos, Nigeria54$ 4,000IM Oladapu Adu (NGR)http://www.chess-results.com/tnr230274.aspx?lan=1
Redpath Mining Millionaire Chess Open13 - 17 JulyJohannesburg, South Africa180$ 4,000IM Daniel Jere (ZAM)http://www.chess-results.com/tnr229737.aspx?lan=1
Madagascar Open20 - 25 JulyAntananarivo, Madagascar58$ 2,500FM Fy Rakotomaharo (MAD)http://www.chess-results.com/tnr231133.aspx?lan=1
Presidents Cup28 July – 1 AugustAccra, Ghana20$ 1,800Ajibola Olanrewaju (NGR)http://www.chess-results.com/tnr231927.aspx?lan=1
November
Tanzania Open 11 - 13 NovemberDar es Salaam, Tanzania 37 $ 1,000 IM Arthur Ssegwenyi (UGA) http://www.chess-results.com/tnr243611.aspx?lan=1
Swaziland Open Chess Championships25 - 27 NovemberManzini, Swaziland56$1,000Thuso Mosutha (BOT) http://www.chess-results.com/tnr250580.aspx?lan=1
ACL Open27 November - 4 DecemberCape Town, South Africa151$ 2,000IM Daniel Jere (ZAM)http://www.chess-results.com/tnr249034.aspx?lan=1
http://www.chess-results.com/tnr251296.aspx?lan=1
http://www.chess-results.com/tnr251287.aspx?lan=1
http://www.chess-results.com/tnr251750.aspx?lan=1

2015

TournamentDateVenueTotal players (all sections)Prize PoolWinnerResults
Jan
Zimbabwe Open1 - 4 Jan Harare, Zimbabwe160$7,000IM Gillan Bwalya (ZAM)http://www.chess-results.com/tnr157452.aspx?lan=1
Lesotho Open 16 - 18 JanMaseru, Lesotho150$2,000Musa Simutowe (ZAM)http://www.chess-results.com/tnr121164.aspx?lan=1
Piet Robbertse Open26 - 29 JanPretoria, South Africa220$1,500IM Johannes Mabusela (RSA)http://www.chess-results.com/tnr159736.aspx?lan=1
Feb
40th Year TPLF Anniversary Cup15 - 18 FebAddis Abbaba, Ethiopia24$1,000Abera Aydagnuhem (ETH)
WFM Amoko Ivy Claire (UGA)
http://www.chess-results.com/tnr162001.aspx?lan=1
Kenya vs Rwanda Challenge Match20 - 22 Feb Kigali, Rwanda18$1,000CM Ben Magana (KEN)http://www.chess-results.com/tnr162337.aspx?lan=1
Mar
Waterkloof Open5 - 8 MarPretoria, South Africa270$1,500IM Rodwell Makoto (ZIM)http://www.chess-results.com/tnr163132.aspx?lan=1
Cape Town Classic 21 - 29 MarCape Town, South Africa8S 1,000IM Rodwell Makoto (ZIM)http://www.chess-results.com/tnr166466.aspx?lan=1
April
Easter Open 2 - 6 AprHarare, Zimbabwe200$5,750IM Gillan Bwalya (ZAM)
WIM Anzel Solomons (RSA)
http://www.chess-results.com/tnr167887.aspx?lan=1
Orion Group Open25 - 27 Apr Johannesburg, 300$1,500IM Gillan Bwalya (ZAM)http://www.chess-results.com/tnr170810.aspx?lan=1
South Africa
May
Capablanca Open29 Apr – 3 MayPretoria, South Africa260$3,500IM Rodwell Makoto (ZIM)http://www.chess-results.com/tnr171494.aspx?lan=1
Kenya Millionaire Satellite 30 Apr - 3 MayNairobi, Kenya200$8,000FM Harold Wanyama (UGA)http://www.chess-results.com/tnr171512.aspx?lan=1
June
Lagos Millionaire Satellite10 – 14 JuneLagos, Nigeria200$8,000IM Bunmi Olape (NGR)http://www.chess-results.com/tnr176975.aspx?lan=1
Cote d Ivoire Invitational26 – 28 JuneAbidjan, Cote d Ivoire24$600Daniel Anwuli (NGR)https://www.facebook.com/KCFAfrica/posts/862459087170132
Tournoi Open National De Jeu D'Echecs 27 – 28 JuneKinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo50$2,500Sissa (DRC)https://www.facebook.com/KCFAfrica/posts/873986722684035
July
Presidents Cup30 June - 5 JulyAccra, Ghana50$3,000Ochuko Onovughe (NGR)http://www.chess-results.com/tnr179580.aspx?lan=1
South African Open3 - 11 July Cape Town, South Africa500$15,000GM Nigel Short (ENG)http://www.chess-results.com/tnr172929.aspx?lan=1
Tsogo Sun Millionaire Satellite15 - 19 July Johannesburg, South Africa260$8,000IM Providence Oatlhotse(BOT)http://www.chess-results.com/tnr172929.aspx?lan=1
Tsogo Sun Millionaire Satellite24 - 26 July Abuja, Nigeria60$1,500Abdulraheem Akintoye (NGR)http://www.chess-results.com/tnr181592.aspx?lan=1
August
Madagascar Open5 – 9 AugAntananarivo, Madagascar64$ 2,200FM Fy Rakotomaharo (MAD)http://chess-results.com/tnr182579.aspx?lan=1
African Woman’s Open7 – 10 AugJohannesburg, South Africa300$ 3,500WFM Jesse February (RSA)http://chess-results.com/tnr182936.aspx?lan=1
September
University of Johannesburg Open4 – 6 Sept Johannesburg, South Africa200$ 1,500Dennis Ovcinahttp://www.chess-results.com/tnr186069.aspx?lan=1
November
Swaziland vs Lesotho Invitational19 - 22 NovManzini, Swaziland30$ 150Various (6 Tournaments) http://www.chess-results.com/tnr196820.aspx?lan=1
Tanzania Open27 - 30 NovDar es Salaam, Tanzania42$ 700IM Elijah Emojonghttp://www.chess-results.com/tnr194515.aspx?lan=1
December
Rwanda National Championships10 - 13 DecKigali, Rwanda26$ 150Alain Patience Niyibizi & Faustine Shimwa (RWA) http://www.chess-results.com/tnr196820.aspx?lan=1
http://www.chess-results.com/tnr199141.aspx?lan=1
Burkina Faso vs Cote d Ivoire21 - 24 DecOugadougou, Burkina Faso18$ 800Team Invitationalhttps://ratings.fide.com/tournament_list.phtml?country=BUR&moder=ev_code&rating_period=2016-01-01
Zimbabwe Open28 Dec - 3 Jan Harare, Zimbabwe300+$5,000IM Gillan Bwalya (ZAM)http://www.chess-results.com/tnr200081.aspx?lan=1
http://www.chess-results.com/tnr200358.aspx?lan=1
http://www.chess-results.com/tnr201006.aspx?lan=1

Summary Statistics:

  • • 26 Events; 14 Host Countries; 3900+ Players impacted; $75,000+ distributed in prizes; 8 countries hosted first FIDE events in 2015!