Rounds seven and eight took place at the Western Cape Sports School this past weekend. It was indeed an exciting super Saturday! Cape Town lost to Steinitz by a score of 6.5 to 1.5. Former Olympiad teammates played against each other but IM David Gluckman took the full point from DR FM Deon Solomons with […]
We have reached the mid-point of the Chess WP League in Cape Town. The league takes a much needed break after three successive super Saturdays where double rounds were played. Now double rounds can be exhausting for any player particularly when the first game goes down to the wire!
The WP chess league continued on 11 August 2018 at the Western Cape Sport School. The matches were tightly contested affairs with teams nowadays very evenly matched. In the main game MRL drew with African Chess Lounge 4-4 with the top board clash between FM Calvin Klaasen and IM Watu Kobese going down to the […]
A magnificent sight greeted all the teams and player that gathered for the first day of the Chess WP league at the Western Cape sport school in Kuilsriver. The hall was packed to capacity with chess boards for miles to see. Saturday 4 August was the start of the 11 round league.
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 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.