This is the most prestigious blitz event in the country in terms of its rich history. The Dr Blumberg Lightning Championship trophy has been contested from 1950, and past winners include a long list of players who have represented South Africa in Olympiads or participated in South African Closed Championships including E Bergendorff, D Isaacson, […]
For the past two days I was awakened by the waves of the Indian Ocean in Stilbaai. Eden Chess Union is hosting the 2017 edition of the Western Cape Club Championship. The event is an annual one and has been held since 2012. Steinitz chess club has won the event since inception. The event tends […]
The Steinitz Festival is only a few days away! In an exciting development IM Mohammed Henry Steel will be headlining the field. He and his wife Khadidja have registered to play. I am glad he is playing again because he has an exceptional grasp of chess. In 2012 he beat grandmaster Luke McShane when South […]
The National Sport and Recreation Plan (2011) defines a club as ” A structured, constituted base for participation in sport and recreation in sport and serves as a vehicle for long term participant development as well as mentorship programmes to cater for high performance.” (Page 37) Steinitz chess club has been an agent of change […]
Stellenbosch 2017 WP team blitz champions. The 2017 WP Team Blitz was held at Sans Souci School in Newlands on 17 February. 21 teams entered the event. The teams assembled had brought some big guns. The 2017 event could not fitted into the schedule so February was agreed as the 2017 version and later this year […]
Venue: Bellville Technical High School Date: 21 – 25 March 2018 Online Entry: http://tinyurl.com/Steinitz2018Entry Map: https://goo.gl/maps/spwRDhXvvMk
If you know how to weep, weep for Graham Solomon, a loving son to our mother Rose Solomon, a loving brother, a loving uncle, a loving cousin, and a loving friend.
The National Sport and Recreation Plan of 2011 enjoins us to acknowledge and recognise our heroes and heroines. The recognition given to our stars of 2017 is all important as it allows us to measure our success as well as to acknowledge the top players, clubs, teams and athletes of this past year.
The 2017 Chess Western Province Awards Ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday 5 December 2017, at Bellville Technical High School, Strand Street, Bellville. Please note that each club is allowed to send two (2) or more delegates to the Awards Ceremony. Nomination Form:
The recently held SA National Club Championship (22-25 September 2017) was a success for WP, Western Cape and Chessa. I for one am glad that this event is being staged annually and that South African chess clubs have something to look forward to.