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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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.
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.