Local Chess Champ Represents South Africa at 2021 ASICC

Connor Opperman (age 11) recently received his Chess SA colours and was selected to represent South Africa at the 2021 African Schools Individual Chess Championship which was held in Nairobi, Kenya. The tournament took place over the course of a week (13th – 19th of December) with players playing two games per day, along with a rest day in-between.

  • 9 Round
  • Swiss
  • 90 min/40 moves + 30m mins with 30 sec increment per move

More than 250 players from 9 different countries across Africa competed against each other in their respective age groups. Connor competed in the U/11 Open section, which consisted out of 17 players. After a total of 9 rounds against some very tough competition, Connor scored a total of 6/9 games and finished 4th in his age group. Well done Connor on this outstanding achievement. We are all very proud of you for representing both the Hermanus Chess Club aswell as South Africa on the international stage.

Final Standings

1Mungal Ethan1365RSA7,5105847,543,5
2Muiruri Don Kamami1100KEN7,0109648,044,0
3Kiwanuka Ssubi1304UGA6,0106646,043,5
4Opperman Connor Gavin0RSA6,0105849,545,5
5Mawutor Richardson0GHA5,5111045,043,5
6Jacques Kennedy Javuru0UGA5,5106643,541,0
7Roos Justin0RSA5,0105839,038,5
8Tendo Isaac0UGA5,0104342,040,5
9Makaula Lubanzi0RSA5,0100034,033,5
10Zack Oundo Okumu0TAN5,0100033,032,5
11Abel Taji1455KEN4,5105843,042,5
12Shah Ruhan Dhruv Paresh0KEN4,5104340,039,5
13Nsubuga Jayson Mubiru0UGA4,5101443,040,5
14THIGA ETHAN0KEN4,0100034,033,5
15shah Rian0KEN3,0104334,534,0
16Adele Magudhu0ZIM2,0100033,032,5
17Ngwira Ray0MAW1,0100033,031,5
Tiebreaks: Average rating of opponents, Buchholz 1, Buchholz 2


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