KCF Africa is pleased to announce that we will be supporting the African Chess Lounge who are hosting the 2016 ACL Open Chess Championship in Cape Town, South Africa from the 27 November until the 4th December 2016.

The tournament will feature a rare FIDE categorized IM Norm Invitational section which will be played as an all play all round robin over 9 rounds. The field will consist of the following 10 players and has an average rating in excess of 2280. The norm requirement for all norm seekers is expected to be 6.5/9.

# Title Name Surname FED FIDE
1 IM Henry Steel RSA 2407
2 IM Daniel Jere ZAM 2371
3 IM Watu Kobese RSA 2363
4 FM Daniel Anwuli NIG 2306
5 FM Daniel Barrish RSA 2281
6 FM Harold Wanyama UGA 2270
7 FM Charles de Villiers RSA 2246
8 IM Ryan van Rensburg RSA 2209
9 FM Calvin Klaasen RSA 2183
10 Musa Simutowe ZAM 2182
Average Rating 2282

The event will also feature two FIDE rated open swiss sections, a CHESSA rated section and a development section for players under the age of 10. These open events will all take place between Friday 2nd and Sunday 4th December.

Full details are available in the tournament brochure which is available for download at http://www.kcfafrica.com/sites/default/files/2016%20ACL%20Open%20Chess%2...

Registration for the open events is now officially open and can be completed via the ACL website at http://www.africanchesslounge.org/events/.

Anyone wanting more information regarding the tournament is asked to contact the chief organiser, Mr Reuben Salimu who can be reached at salimu@africanchesslounge.org or via his mobile at 073 630 6225