Arab Youth Chess Championships: Algeria snatches nine medals, including 3 gold

APS - 13 December 2020

ALGIERS- Algeria won nine medals (3 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze) in the final stage of Arab Youth Chess Championships, held online Friday and Saturday (December 11-12).

The gold medals went to Amine Acherchour (U6 O), Saoussane Aissani (U8 G) and Manel Nassr (U16 G).

The four silver medals were won by Naila Nour Ramoul (U10 G), Abdeljalil Bidi (U14 O), Chahrazed Djerroud (U14 G) and Lina Nassr (U20 G) while Mohamed Walid Belattar (U12 O) and Nesrine Boubendir (U12 O) received the bronze.

Algeria competed in the final with 30 participants: 14 qualified from the preliminary round and 16 selected by the Federation Algerian chess.
The event was held under the 11-round system at the pace of three minutes plus two seconds per shot.

This sporting event, organized by the Arab Chess Union, brought together more than 800 male and female chess players 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 and 20 years old from 21 countries.