Hyderabad is the capital of the southern Indian state of Telangana and de jure capital of Andhra Pradesh. Occupying 650 square kilometres along the banks of the Musi River, it has a population of about 6.7 million and a metropolitan population of about 7.75 million, making it the fourth most populous city and sixth most populous […]
I am currently resident in Telangana which is one of the 29 states in India, located in southern India. Telangana has an area of 112,077 square kilometres (43,273 sq. mi), and a population of 35,193,978 (2011 census) making it the twelfth largest state in India, and the twelfth most populated state in India. Its major […]
I am currently visiting India, officially the Republic of India, and a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the […]
Date: Fri 27th Jan – Sun 29th Jan 2017 Venue: Groote Schuur High Map: https://goo.gl/maps/ZJ1ofsKAsAr Online Registrations: http://tinyurl.com/COGHOpen2017
Over the weekend of 16-18 December 2016 I visited the South African Junior Chess Championships currently being held at Birchwood in Johannesburg. The event has approximately over 2400 players from across the country. It really is a huge event with many dimensions. I started my day on Friday at 4am to get on the 6:30am […]
This past weekend was a very nice one for me as I met Mrs Linda Van Wyk and Mrs Yolanda Prinsloo who are passionate about physically challenged chess. They and I part of the Commission under Chessa. Many hours were spent discussing chess and how to improve conditions for our physically challenged players.
On Friday 9 December 2016 I attended the launch of the Nelson Mandela Race that will be held on 11 February 2017. That day marks the 27th anniversary of the day our great icon left the prison walls of Victor Verster prison in Paarl.
On Thursday 15 December 2016 I paid a visit to the Elsies River Chess Club in Halt Road, Elsies River. The club had earlier in the month invited me to their clubs prize giving and I accepted the invitation. I was accompanied to the awards evening by Mr Micheal James who is a top player […]
The Steinitz anniversary event is fast approaching and will be held from 13-17 April 2017. I have just confirmed the entry of SA Women’s Chess Champion Women International Master Denise Frick, a Steinitz member herself who has agreed to play. In 2016 she was the best female player in the Elite section and will be […]
In November 2016 I travelled to Switzerland to address the International Olympic Committee. It was a fantastic experience and I enjoyed it a great deal. One of the persons I met there was Baroness Sue Campbell who made a presentation just before mine. She spoke about her various programmes in the UK but she also […]