The 2019 edition of the Chess Western Province League (27 July- 07 September) has come to an exciting end with the last round, prize giving and closing ceremony on 07 September 2019. This year the development section was played over 9 rounds and concluded within the first 3 weeks of the start of the League. […]
02 may 2019 On the 27th and 28th of April, Crossroads Chess Club hosted their second open chess tournament in Phillipi at the Phillipi Village Business Hub & Container Walk. The big change was of the tournament days, as many will have noticed, the notorious Friday evening round was replaced in this new format (which […]
Our President, Eugene Steenkamp; Vice President, Llewelyn Louw and Secretary, Bridgette Burger had the pleasure of attending the Western Cape Government’s Cheque Hand Over ceremony at Old Mutual last night, where over 4 million rand was awarded to about 46 Federations by Minister Marais and the Chief Director for Sport and Recreation, Dr Lyndon Bouah. […]
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01 April 2019 A fierce chess battle took place this past weekend at the Cape Town Classic Chess Festival which was held at the Groote Schuur High School. 18 teams of varying strengths took part and it was great to see our up and coming youngsters participating as well and in some instances giving some […]
11 March 2019 Dear Chess Enthusiast Chess Western Province had the pleasure of hosting a very successful 2019 Western Cape Women’s Open Chess Championship over the weekend of 08 to 10 March under the auspices of Western Cape Chess. Sans Souci Girls’ High School was a very fitting venue for this event. The Western Cape […]
On the 24th and 25th of November 2018, the life of the late Graham Solomon was celebrated with the Graham Solomon Memorial. Graham Solomon was a great chess player, well known for his humility and philosophical thinking. He enjoyed the beauty of chess and also the lifelong friendships that came along with it.
Kraaifontein Chess Club is hosting their third annual Rapid Tournament on Saturday, 8 December. The tournament will be held at the Scottsdene Sport and Recreation Centre in Kraaifontein. Registration has been extended until Thursday, 06 December 2018.
One of the things a chess player – particularly a top chess player – dislikes doing is resigning. Etched in the memory, however, is how on occasion my beloved brother Graham meekly and humbly accepted defeat and resigned.
Every year as a tradition, Khuphwathea Chess hosts the Inter-Herzlia Chess Tournament where kids from Herzlia Highlands Primary School,Herzlia Constantia,Herzlia Weizmann and Phyllis Jowell Jewish Day School compete in Team Section (Round Robin) of 6 Players each, Grade 1-3 open swiss and Grade 4-6 Open swiss.