Under the Patronage of the President of Zone 4.3 of the World Chess Federation (FIDE), the African Chess Confederation is hosting the Zone 4.3 Individual Chess Championships. The event will comprise an Open Section and a Women’s section. The Championships will be held from June 9, 2017 (arrival) to June 18, 2017 (departure) at the Warm Harbor […]
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Date: 20 June 2017 Time: 19h30 Venue: Claremont Chess Club (ACL), Hall Rd, Rondebosch Map: Claremont Chess Club (ACL)
One of the things that fascinate me is statistics. What it reveals, what trends can be discerned and of course what future predictions can be made or offered for discussion. The FIDE Development Commission Meeting came up with a brilliant document in which it analysed a number of aspects. I have studied the document and […]
The Olympiad took place the first two weeks of September 2016. Whilst the main event was happening various meetings were held in the city. Let’s look at a few matters that have some interest for Africa and South Africa.
In my capacity as Chief Director of Sport and Recreation in the province of the Western Cape, I often have to compile a quarterly report relating to activities. I decided to start a chess one of the events I attended and was involved in.
April is really the month for birthdays for many people associated with Chess. On 10 April Roland Willenberg celebrated his birthday, 11 April Chessa Vice President Winston Dalpat celebrated his birthday, on 12 April President Jacob Zuma celebrated his birthday, on 13 April former world champion, and the player I consider the greatest of all […]
A few weeks ago I travelled to Johannesburg to participate in the PSS Rapid event. At the event I had the opportunity to interact with many of the chess players. One of the things that struck me afterwards was that many chess players did not continue their further studies after Matric. Many players simply continued […]
20 May 2017 is a significant day for Elsies River Chess Club as we are hosting the biggest rapid competition in Western Cape and launching our “touch of hope” campaign for 2017. We are inviting everyone to share this event with us at the Elsies River high school.
The months of April and May 2017 is a real boom for chess across the country. During April the South African Junior Closed chess championship was held in Gauteng. The representatives for the various FIDE and African events have been decided and we wish them well. Steinitz Chess Club who is arguably one of South […]
24 April 2017 was a momentous day for WIM Denise Frick. She graduated with her doctorate in Human Movement Science at the University of Pretoria. The name of the thesis is Habit (us), values and mindfulness among elite athletes. The emphasis is on sport psychology. Dr. Denise was also awarded academic honorary colours at the […]