Sasha Mongeli emerged as the winner of the 2022 Zone 4.4 Individual Chess Championship in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Sunday, 8 May 2022.
The Kenyan international secured a resounding victory in the 18-player women’s category with a brilliant performance.
Mongeli accumulated nine points to be crowned as the zonal champion without suffering a defeat.
Ethiopia’s Abate Lidet Haile finished second with 7.5 points and was closely followed by her compatriot Melake Aster Bantiwala.
The tournament was played in nine rounds, swiss system and acted as a qualifier for the 5th Sharjah Chess Masters and Sharjah Chess Challenger.
Results: Top 10 Zone 4.4 Individual Chess Championship
1.Sasha Mongeli (KEN) 9 points
2.Abate Lidet Haile (ETH) 7.5 points
3.Melake Aster Bantiwalu (ETH) 6 points
4.Berhane Essayas Elshalom (ERI) 5 points
5.Demssie Mekdes Abera (ETH) 5 points
6.Karar Gadalla Sara (SUD) 5 points
7.Mulugeta Hana Ayele (ETH) 5 points
8.Kidenemaryam Selemawit Mekonen (ETH) 4.5 points
9.Teketse Israel Weldegebriel (ETH) 4.5 points
10.Lukas Yenenesh Melebo (ETH) 4.5 points
Photo 1 Caption: Sasha Mongeli emerged as the winner of the 2022 Zone 4.4 Individual Chess Championship in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Sunday, 8 May 2022. Photo: Chess Kenya (Facebook)