Our deepest condolences to a real comrade, our SADTU secretary and Chess activist from Western Province Southern Suburbs. You Served and now you must Rest well!
To the chess community of the Western Cape It was with great sadness that I learnt yesterday of the passing of one of our Legends of Sport in the Western Cape Mary Baatjies. I came to know Mary in the last decade. When I first met her at Claremont chess club she was surrounded by […]
2 November 1953 – 3 February 2015 It is with great sadness that we convey the news of Mary Baatjies passing yesterday. Our deepest sympathies go out to her family and friends in this time of grief. Teacher Mary was loved and revered by all our youth players and the many children that she taught […]
Message from IA Gunther van den Bergh Attached find FIDE Laws. Basically, G4 rule works as follows: 1. Player has less than 2 minutes on the clock and claims G4 (which is also an offer of a draw). 2. If the opponent accepts then the game is drawn. 3. If the opponent rejects the offer, […]
ChessWP has a busy Saturday (31/1/2015) planned with the Individual Blitz Championship kicking off at 09:30, the election of a new Youth Director at 12:00, and then the Team Blitz Championship at 13:30. Players can play in either championship so if you only have a morning or afternoon free, please join us to test you […]
Message from Chess Western Province President, Dr Deon Solomons. Attached please find a notice for the election of Youth Director for 2015. I wish to thank the current and out-going Youth Director Ds Friedrich Claassen and the Youth Commission on a fabulous term and on a job well done. We had great achievements and we […]
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Dear Chess Community Chess Western Province held its 2014 Annual General Meeting at Curro Century City last night, Tuesday 22 April 2014 from 19h30 until 22h30. Minutes of the meeting will be circulated in due course, but we thought it opportune to enlighten you of the outcome of the general elections held last night. Outgoing […]
The MRL Chess Paradigm tournament takes place this weekend at the Bellville Golf club. Many of South Africa’s top players (including SA champions and Olympiad players, and 4 International Masters) will compete in a 7-round Swiss tournament to be the champion of this unique competition. The MRL format (complete description below) comprises of a subset […]