Liberia: African chess players converge in Monrovia
Participants in the African Junior Chess Championship have started arriving in Liberia for the championship ahead of the official opening ceremony which will be held on Tuesday evening, December 28, 2021 at Monrovia Town Hall from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
After the official opening ceremony, the matches of the African Junior Chess Championship will start on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 for which 12 African countries have confirmed their participation.
Organizers of the 2021 Africa Junior Chess Championship said Monrovia Mayor Jeffereson Koijee was one of those expected to make the launch along with Youth and Sports Minister D. Zeogar Wilson.
Liberia will host the African Junior Chess Championship from December 28, 2021 to January 5, 2022 at Monrovia Town Hall in Sinkor.
The tournament has two sections which include the open section for players aged 20 and under and a female section for talented African girls aged 20 and under.
Each African federation is allowed to send three participants for each section, but the host country, Liberia, will field five players with the possibility of registering up to seven participants.
The week-long tournament has already started to attract the attention of more than 150 boys and girls from 15 African countries who will compete in the Swiss nine-round tournament.
The organizers informed the participants that the competition will only include players aged 20 and under as participants.
Host Liberia is expected to be joined by several federations from across Africa to include; Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mail, Malawi and among others.