Egypt chess team flies home as victorious African champions

Eslam Omar, Tuesday 28 May 2013

Egypt's national chess team makes it solidly into World Cup, impressively sweeping top-slot wins in African championship

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Egypt's national chess team devoured almost all African Championship 2013 Open top spots, qualifying them for the World Cup in Norway in August.

The Egyptian team lead both men's and women's competitions held this year in Tunis from 17 - 27 May.

The first three places in the men's competition were dominated by Egyptians, with Bassem Samir taking the crown, Ahmed Adly second and Essam El-Gindy third.

Likewise, in the women's competition, Shorouq Nagi and Aya Moataz of Egypt nailed the top two slots.

Led by manager Hassan Khaled, the Pharaohs will return home on Tuesday and are expected to be honoured by sport minister El-Amry Farouq.

Last year's championship took place in Egypt, where Egypt also took the championship.

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