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.
The South African National Club Championship was held from 22 to 25 September at the University of the Western Cape. The event was held by Western Cape Chess under the auspices of Chess South Africa.
On Saturday 23 September 2017 the National Club Championship kicked off in Cape Town. At the opening ceremony I was pleasantly surprised when Advocate Maxwell Solomon was called upon to recite a poem that he had written. The poem was entitled Royal Game and I quote it here:
It was in June 1976 just after Sharpeville that some chess players met at the home of Thomas Fleurs in Manenberg and mooted the idea of forming a club that would unite players across the divide. The word Manyanani in one of the African languages means “People Unite”.
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Local Organizing Committee: loc Under the auspices of Chess South Africa Contact: Dr Deon Solomons Mobile #: +27 60 740 8000 Email: DeonMarkSolomons@gmail.com Online Entry Form: https://tinyurl.com/SANatClub2017
Date: 20 June 2017 Time: 19h30 Venue: Claremont Chess Club (ACL), Hall Rd, Rondebosch Map: Claremont Chess Club (ACL)
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.