Aden Hosts Arab Chess Champions [Archives:1999/47/Local News]

November 22 1999

The biggest Arab chess tournament for men and ladies with the participation of 14 countries, was inaugurated on November 20, 1999. The Republic of Yemen hosts the 15th Arab chess championship from November 20th -30th. Participating countries include the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Palestine, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Libya, Sudan and Yemen. The committee has chosen Mr. Abdullah Salem Ba Malam from Yemen, Wagdi Lam’e from Egypt and Khalid Koheen from Morocco. The tournament will take place at Aden Movenpick Hotel.
Dr. Abdullah Rawh, the Minister of Youth and Mr. Taha Ahmed Ghanem, the governor of Aden attended the inauguration of the championship. The Yemeni chess team for men consists of Hatem Al-Hadrani, Arab champion in Jordan, Zandan Al-Zandani, the winner of the bronze award at the Arab Championship and Sabri Abdulmawla, one of the prominent players in the Yemeni chess team. The Yemeni team for ladies consists of Maha Al-Shoraigi, Nadhemah Abdulsallam, Adelah Abdulwadod and Bothainah.