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 chess community in Western Province has a new champion chess club. MRL Chess Club won the Premier division of the Chess Western Province league in Saturday 16 September at the Western Cape Sport School in Kuilsriver. The team was in sublime form and if we look at their results one can only applaud their […]
The annual Chess Western Province league is a veritable festival of chess. One of the greatest things that I enjoy about get league is that it brings a diverse group of people together from all walks of life and all communities. The league has been played since 1907 in Cape Town. The statistics are very […]
On the 9th of August 1956, 20 000 women marched to the Union Building in Pretoria to protest the pass laws that were enacted at that time. The march became symbolic of the strength of women and since the advent of democracy in South Africa, 9 August has become known as women’s day and the […]
The Chess Western Province league brings together players and clubs from all communities in the Western Cape. We have players who have travelled from as far afield as George (George Loverlot) to Paarl the Drakenstein Dragons. We also have noted a fair number of doctors in the house.
So the table reveals that MRL is leading the league with an unbeaten run so far. Let’s have a look at the individual matches.
This past weekend rounds two and three of the WP league took place at Wittebome civic centre in Wynberg. It was truly a veritable chess festival with players and clubs and teams from all over the Western Cape. Indeed my friends from Paarl even entered the Drakenstein Dragons into the D Division. Paarl is 52 […]
Please note that the starting time of the rounds scheduled for Saturday 5 August 2017 will be as follows:
The Chess WP League started on Thursday 25 July at Wittebome Civic Centre. It is the 25th anniversary of the WP league (and is this dedicated to the late Eldo Smart) that started in 1907. Let’s look at the results of the first round.
The WP Chess League commenced on Thursday 25 July 2017 at Wittebome Civic Centre. Three divisions were represented and what an occasion it was. 2017 is the 25th anniversary of the unified Western Province League.