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Jimma and Mongeli win the 2022 FIDE Zonal 4.4 Championship

The FIDE Zonal 4.4 Open and Women’s Chess Championships 2022 took place from 2-8 May in Addis Ababa, the capital and the largest city of Ethiopia.
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42 players from 9 African countries competed in the Open’s event, while the Women’s event gathered 19 players coming from 4 countries. Both tournaments were played in 9 rounds, swiss system, with a total prize fund of 5.500$ and two qualification spots for the upcoming 5th Sharjah Chess Masters or 2nd Sharjah Chess Challengers (depending on the FIDE classical rating of the Winners of each section).

Two Ethiopian candidate masters Desalegn Fekadu Jimma and Aydagnuhem Gezachew Abera tied for the first place scoring 7.5/9 points but better tiebreaks crowned Jimma as the 2022 FIDE 4.4 Zonal Champion.

Recent Kenya’s Qualification events for the 44th Chess Olympiad 2022 apparently kept in shape WFM Sasha Mongeli. She scored an impressive 9/9 points leaving no doubts about who will clinch the FIDE 4.4 Zonal Women’s Championship. Lidet Abate Haile was the first runner-up with score of 7.5/9 points.
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Final rankings – FIDE Zonal 4.4 Open Chess Championship:

Rk. NameFEDRtgPts. TB1TB2TB3
1CMJimma Desalegn Fekadu ETH20577.520784651
2CMAbera Aydagnuhem Gezachew ETH20977.520644347
3FMNadir Samir SUD21776.520854650
4 Hamed Mohamed SUD20636.520224143
5FMTagelsir Abubaker SUD2202620674751
6 Njoroge Martin KEN1932620614144
7 Omar Abdulrahman SOM2005620304345
8 Gole Habtamu Ashenafi ETH2054619183538
9 Tsige Addisalem Temesgen ETH20695.520374549
10FMAbdelazeez Mohamed Abdalla SUD21805.520354650
11 Badene Habtamu Bayu ETH19635.520074245
12 Bulcha Petros Olana ETH19655.519723841
13 Yousuf Omer Mahamed DJI1970520884952
14FMMesfin Leykun ETH2102520824750
15 Akmel Nesru Beshir ETH1991520524345
16 Osman Dahir Mahamed DJI1824520414448
17 Islam Sh.Nour Kassim SOM1849520403841
18 Tolu Behailu Workneh ETH1869520274144
19 Ahmed Hassan Ahmed SUD2136520144145
20 Tilahun Abel Mathewos ETH1951519763739
21 Adam Bouni Abdi Rahim DJI13224.520003639
22 Mahdi Abdi Yousuf DJI04.518913133
23 Terefe Melkamu Sewunet ETH19484.518163133
24 Moges Flower Habtu ETH18364.518033234
25 Asante Debesai Zerabruk ERI1712419893435
26CMAli Abdullahi Farah SOM1944419574246
27 Shiferaw Yalemzewde Mekonnen ETH1995419494145
28CMElobeid Asim Ali SUD2041419343638
29 Altaye Girum Teklewold ETH1984418543639
30 Yirga Nigussie Mitiku ETH2019418023436
31CMKibrom Weldegebriel Beraki ERI1820417793133
32 Abdilahi Salah Mohamed DJI18723.520424142
33 Mohamed Ali Dima DJI15423.518133437
34 Samuel Merhawi Gebrehiwet ERI03.517953435
35CMAdebo Muhaba Detamo ETH19793.516062930
36 Kenea Endale Mekonnen ETH1772319913740
37 Fathi Robleh Chireh DJI0319333740
38 Mahad Dahir Muhumad SOM0319133435
39 Haitham Mohammed Abdalrasool SUD1982318383536
40 Regassa Hunde Eba ETH1717216813334
41 Ali Habib DJI0116862426
42 Tekle Solomon Mekonnen ETH1786019962526

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Final rankings – FIDE Zonal 4.4 Women’s Chess Championship:

Rk. NameFEDRtgPts. TB1TB2TB3
1WFMMongeli Sasha KEN1634914104145
2 Haile Lidet Abate ETH16117.514114244
3 Bantiwalu Aster Melake ETH1387614254650
4 Elshalom Essayas Berhane ERI0514854649
5 Abera Mekdes Demssie ETH1272513553637
6 Sara Gadalla Karar SUD1422513444144
7 Ayele Hana Mulugeta ETH1408513283637
8 Mekonen Selemawit Kidanemaryam ETH11274.514854650
9 Weldegebriel Israel Tekeste ETH14434.514244548
10 Melebo Yenenesh Lukas ETH14174.514064042
11WCMIbtihal Mohammed SUD14734.513363637
12 Melebo Netsanet Lukas ETH1436413423941
13 Eshete Ruth Leykun ETH1454412773738
14 Elizabeth Emile Nagib Tanyous SUD14573.512963436
15 Bisrat Misgna Yosief ERI0314023132
16 Makda Araia Fessehaye ERI0313833132
17 Lema Bitaniya Ermiyas ETH14031.513823536
18 Rayan Sedee Mohamed SUD12201.513613334

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