ICCF Africa Asia Zone

Welcome to the ICCF Africa Asia Zone website.


The ICCF (International Correspondence Chess Federation) is the world’s governing body for Correspondence Chess.

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The zone includes the following countries:

Latest News

 1/11/2017 – 20th Africa Asia Zone Individual Championship
The 20th Africa Asia Zone Individual Championship Preliminaries will commence on 31 January 2018. Closing date for entries is 31 December 2017. Organiser is Brian Jones (Australia). Eligible players from Zone 4 (Africa, Asia, Australia) can enter by sending an email with ICCF ID number and name to Brian at brianjoneschess@outlook.com Preliminary sections will be 7 players, 6 games, planned start date: 31/01/2018. Time control: ICCF standard time control 10 moves in 50 days with duplication after 20 days. Qualification requirements: Reserved to players from Zone 4 Africa, Asia, Australia. Players may enter one section or two (if requested). Players with ICCF ratings 2250 and above may apply to be seeded direct to the semi-finals. No entry fees are payable for this Zonal but this may change.

30/6/2017 – 16th Africa Asia Zone Championship Semi-Finals
The 16th Africa Asia Zone Championship Semi-Finals started 30 June 2017 with two sections of 9 players each. For the first time the Semis are Category K and players can qualify for title norms.

15/5/2017 – 1st Africa Asia Team Championship
The 1st Africa Asia Team Championship started on 15 May 2017 and comprised 14 teams of six players with average ratings as follows: Indonesia A (2223), Indonesia B (2200), Ind1a A (2179), India B (2159), India C (2173), Asian Barbarians (2157), South Africa (2149), African Barbarians (2147), Australia A (2130), Australia B (2126), Australia C (2122), Oceania (2121), ASEAN (1947) and Cape Verde (1857).

30/3/2017 – 1st Interzonal Individual Semi-Finals
Following completion of the 1st Interzonal preliminaries, 52 players are competing in four semi-final groups which started on 30 March 2017. Sitorus (INA) and Jones (AUS) play in Semi-Final A. Glatthaar (RSA), Roebuck (AUS) and Rout (IND) play in Semi-Final B. Litvinenko (KAZ), Chaauhan (IND) and Mulligan (AUS) play in Semi-Final C. Henri (AUS), Fekih (TUN) and Carapinha (CPV) play in Semi D.

30/3/2017 – 9th Interzonal Team Tournament
The 9th Interzonal Team Tournament started on 10 March with thirteen teams of eight players each. We entered three teams: Africa Asia A (Average 2302) – Sasikiran (IND), Prakash (IND), McKenzie (AUS), Sitorus (INA), Jones (AUS), Mulder (AUS), Anand (IND), Gupta (IND);  Africa Asia B (Average 2313) – Dunlop (AUS), Mulligan (AUS), Kumar (IND), Roebuck (AUS), Jenkinson (AUS), Akkaraju IND), Willow (AUS), Tanti (AUS);  Africa Asia C (Average 2278) – Alexeyenko (KAZ), Glathaar (RSA), Carapinha (CPV), Luey (AUS), Fourie (RSA), Egelstaff (AUS), Saxena (IND), Cronje (RSA).

31/1/2017 – Friendly Match against Russia
The first Afro Asia Zone Friendly match against Russia started late last year over 66 boards. See Match

31/1/2017 – 19th Africa Asia Zone Championship
The 19th Africa Asia Zone Individual Championship started on 31 January 2017 with 101 players from 15 countries competing in 14 preliminary groups. The top two players in each group will be joined by seeded players rated over 2250 to compete in the semi-finals which are planned to commece in October 2018.