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GPCA – Open

Venue: Groote Schuur High, Palmyra rd., Newlands http://chesswesternprovince.co.za/venues/grootte-schuur-high/ Date: 30 & 31 July 2016 (Elite Section only – ACL CC old Claremont CC) 6, 7 & 9 August 2016 (Elite Section Groote Schuur High) 6-9 August 2016 (A-C Sections Groote Schuur High) 6 August 2016 (U8 & U10 Section Groote Schuur High) Chief Arbiter: IA […]

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Observations by Dr Lyndon Bouah

This past month has heralded in the start of a feverishly busy South African Chess scene. At the end of June the Fasu championships was held in Johannesburg. Edwin Wyngaardt the president of Ussa Chess deserves a round of applause for agreeing to host this event. Well done to Micheal James and Lauren Van Niekerk […]

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Uganda Report 6 by Dr Lyndon Bouah

By tradition and in terms of history Uganda is a land of kingdoms whose origins and unique customs date back many centuries. Those monarchs who head these kingdoms are very much revered wield significant influence politically and culturally within Ugandan society. There are four traditional kingdoms and these enjoy some degree of cultural autonomy. These […]

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Uganda Report 5 by Dr Lyndon Bouah

This morning the round started at nine am which is a fairly early start for chess players. The reason for this was to fit in a double round to allow a rest day tomorrow. In the Women’s section WGM Wafa beat WIM Latreche. On board two Anzel drew with WIM Wafa. It seemed that Anzel […]

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Uganda Report 4 by Dr Lyndon Bouah 

The first round kicked off with a bang here at the Tick Hotel in Kampala, Uganda. On top board GM Adly was held to a draw by FM Patrick Kawuma 2247. The match was an exciting one with black playing actively and at the end, the players agreed to a draw otherwise white is the […]

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Uganda Report 3 by Dr Lyndon Bouah 

In his book, My African Journey, published in 1908, Winston Churchill wrote, “The Kingdom of Uganda is a fairy tale. You climb up, and at the end there is a wonderful new world. The scenery is different , the vegetation is different, the climate is different and most of all, the people are different from […]

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Uganda report 2 by Dr Lyndon Bouah

” I am an African “ It is now 22:09 pm on flight EK 779. I am travelling somewhere over Africa as I write this report. I am reflecting upon the fact that I will actually be competing in the African Individual Championship in Uganda from 17 until 27 July 2016. it is an absolutely […]

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