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.
PAUL ROOS OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS Paul Roos Gymnasium, in collaboration with Stellenbosch Chess Club and Maties Chess Club, invites all chess players in the Western Cape to take part in the historical Paul Roos Open Chess Championships of 2018. The tournament will be the first FIDE-rated tournament hosted in the beautiful Cape Winelands. The PRG […]
Rounds seven and eight took place at the Western Cape Sports School this past weekend. It was indeed an exciting super Saturday! Cape Town lost to Steinitz by a score of 6.5 to 1.5. Former Olympiad teammates played against each other but IM David Gluckman took the full point from DR FM Deon Solomons with […]
Aurecon Chess Club will be hosting its first ever chess tournament this year. While not a conventional chess club, Aurecon is an engineering and infrastructure advisory company, specialising in various disciplines of engineering. An international juggernaut, with offices worldwide including in Africa, Australia, New Zeeland, Asia and the Middle East. What started off as friendly […]
We have reached the mid-point of the Chess WP League in Cape Town. The league takes a much needed break after three successive super Saturdays where double rounds were played. Now double rounds can be exhausting for any player particularly when the first game goes down to the wire!
The WP chess league continued on 11 August 2018 at the Western Cape Sport School. The matches were tightly contested affairs with teams nowadays very evenly matched. In the main game MRL drew with African Chess Lounge 4-4 with the top board clash between FM Calvin Klaasen and IM Watu Kobese going down to the […]
A magnificent sight greeted all the teams and player that gathered for the first day of the Chess WP league at the Western Cape sport school in Kuilsriver. The hall was packed to capacity with chess boards for miles to see. Saturday 4 August was the start of the 11 round league.