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.
Towards the end of last month the Cape Town Chess Club staged the Cape Town Heritage Chess Festival in honour of the club’s 132 years of existence- making it the second oldest chess club in the southern hemisphere (behind Melbourne). The Festival held simultaneous exhibitions, lectures, blitz events for seniors, ladies and juniors as well […]
Date: 16 May 2017 Time: 19h00 for 19h30 Venue: Claremont Chess Club (ACL), Hall Rd, Rondebosch Map: Claremont Chess Club (ACL)
The Steinitz Chess Club has done itself proud by organising the 40th anniversary in fine style. Grandmaster Sahaj Grover from India won the event with 6.5 out of seven after defeating FM Calvin Klaasen in round seven. GM Grover was very approachable and always had a friendly word for all the opponents and players.
The Steinitz 40th International Anniversary Open started in Cape Town on 13 April 2017 with a Blitz event. The blitz event attracted 60 players and was full of action. Steinitz is a club known for its love of Blitz. They have won the WP blitz team Championship a record 15 times in the last seventeen […]
The 40th Anniversary Steinitz International Open starts on 13 April 2017 in Bellville South, Cape Town. The event starts with. A blitz competition at 7pm. ( incidentally it is also former world champion Gary Kasparov’s birthday.) The event has truly become an International event with winners coming from across the world. This year Grandmaster Sahaj […]
Grandmaster Sahaj Grover from India ( born in 1995) headlines the player list at the Steinitz 40th anniversary event in Cape Town this Easter Weekend. He is originally from Delhi boasting a rating of 2493 and was awarded the grandmaster title in 2012 at the age of 17. He was an International master at 15 […]
Cape Town Chess Club is celebrating its 132nd year of existence. I was the key note speaker at the welcome dinner on Wednesday 22 March 2017. Here is my speech.
It gives us great pleasure to invite ALL CHESS ENTHUSIASTS to the Leonard Reitstein Lecture on SA Chess History this coming Thursday the 23rd of March at 20h00. The venue is the Western Cape Bridge Centre in Green Point, Cape Town (access via Helen Suzman Boulevard or Sea Point Main Road). Please note that everyone […]
The Cape Town Heritage Elite section started on Monday 20 March at Ellerton school in Sea Point. The field was a star studded one with former champions of South Africa, Olympians and current champions all participating. Tournament Brochure: