Date: Fri 27th Jan – Sun 29th Jan 2017 Venue: Groote Schuur High Map: https://goo.gl/maps/ZJ1ofsKAsAr Online Registrations: http://tinyurl.com/COGHOpen2017
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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 […]
The 1st annual Inter-forces Chess Tournament was hosted by the SAPS in 2013 at Pinelands where only the SAPS, SA Navy and SA Army competed for the honours of being called the Western Cape Inter-forces Champions. The SA Navy became the inaugural Inter-forces Champions but only after a nail biting affair. The SAPS exacted revenge […]
Date: Saturday 10 December 2016 Venue: Kraaifontein Rugby Clubhouse, Sarel van Deventer Road, Kraaifontein Contact: • Burton: 073 212 4875 • Darryl: 083 556 9945 • Email: email@example.com
9 November 2016 Next year the chess club Steinitz will be celebrating its fortieth anniversary as a chess club. I will be starting a series of historical sketches about Steinitz chess club. Who is the membership of Steinitz, what is their history, where did they come from, what role has the club played in WP […]