African Chess Championship

The first African Chess Championship was played in 1998. Ibrahim Hasan Labib and Mohamed Tissir both shared first place with 7/10, but the former took the title.

The 2007 championship was the FIDE Zone 4 qualifier for the Chess World Cup 2007, the next stage in the 2010 World Championship. Six players qualified for the 2007 World Cup: IM Robert Gwaze (Zimbabwe), IM Pedro Aderito (Angola), IM Essam El Gindy (Egypt), GM Bassem Amin (Egypt), GM Ahmed Adly (Egypt), and FM Khaled Abdel Razik (Egypt).[1]


Year City Winner Women's winner
1998 Cairo   Ibrahim Hasan Labib (Egypt)
1999 Agadir   Mohamed Tissir (Morocco)
2001 Cairo   Hichem Hamdouchi (Morocco)   Asma Houli (Algeria)
2003 Abuja   Essam El-Gindy (Egypt)   Farida Arouche (Algeria)
2005 Lusaka   Ahmed Adly (Egypt)   Tuduetso Sabure (Botswana)
2007 Windhoek   Robert Gwaze (Zimbabwe)   Mona Khaled (Egypt)
2009 Tripoli   Bassem Amin (Egypt)   Melissa Greeff (South Africa)
2011 Maputo   Ahmed Adly (Egypt)   Mona Khaled (Egypt)
2013 Tunis   Bassem Amin (Egypt)   Shrook Wafa (Egypt)
2014 Windhoek   Kenny Solomon (South Africa)   Shrook Wafa (Egypt)
2015 Cairo   Bassem Amin (Egypt)   Mona Khaled (Egypt)
2016 Kampala   Abdelrahman Hesham (Egypt)   Shrook Wafa (Egypt)
2017 Oran   Bassem Amin (Egypt)   Shahenda Wafa (Egypt)
2018 Livingstone   Bassem Amin (Egypt)   Shahenda Wafa (Egypt)
2019 Hammamet   Ahmed Adly (Egypt)   Shrook Wafa (Egypt)