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Do you know when the first international chess event was held in South Africa? It was held in August 1955 and featured no less than a former world champion Grandmaster Max Euwe. The tournament featured 8 players. They were: 1. W. Heidenfeld (South Africa) 5.5 2. W.Meuhring (The Hague) 5.5 3. Dr M.Euwe (Amsterdam) 5 […]
The Lyndon Bouah Trophy Single Chess Championships over 4 rounds took place in the Greenwood Hall on the 16th May 2015. This tournament is only between Boland and WP and 15 players took part. Melvyn Lukas Bonnie McMurtry & Ivan Wagner from WP took part. The overall winner was Melvin Lukas 1st Frederick Liebenberg 2nd […]
Please note that the CWP Open has been postponed. The Events Committee will send an update in the next week or two.
Not to missed! Historic event hosted by National Parliament Great prizes! First prize in the Open Section is a R 4 500-00 Leisure Hotels voucher First prize in the Youth Section is a R 4 000-00 Leisure Hotels voucher And other prizes (to be determined and announced after the first round) Kindly note that NO on-the-day registrations will be allowed, […]
Dear Chess Lovers, The local tournaments are attracting relatively good crowds, but there is a problem regarding quality. It is my very subjective view, that one should not regularly play with opposition with a 300 rating difference. Such a game will not contribute to the Chess development of either player. May I please humbly make […]
The Youth Commission will publish the ranking list every month after the latest updates from Chess SA ratings have been published. The ranking list will be used for SAJCC selection purposes. The purpose is that players can determine in which tournaments they need to play to improve their ranking and their positions for SAJCC 2015. […]
Lyndon Lectures – Reflections (17) by Candidate Master Lyndon Bouah I recently bought a book on chess and art. It is called Cultures, chess and Art by Ned Munger (1996, Mundial Press, California). The writer tells the reader about the interesting chess sets he has encountered around the world. He tells us that […]
Over the last few years there has been an explosion of movies with a chess related theme. In South Africa and around the world the movie, Four Corners, is still garnering awards around the globe. It chronicles the tale of a young chess player who has to choose between gangsterism and chess on the Caoe […]
Every year in March the various ministers deliver their budget speeches in the various provincial parliaments and in the national parliament. On Thursday 26 March 2015 Minister Theuns Botha delivered the Budget Speech for the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport. Minister Botha used as his central theme the game of chess. I quote from […]