I recently had occasion to visit Mauritius. I stayed for eleven days and during that sojourn I also met up with my friend Patrick Li Ying from the Mauritius National chess team. He came to fetch my wife, Denise and I, from the hotel and took us on a brief tour of the Island.
The SA junior chess championships took place in Johannesburg during the annual summer vacation. One of the parents Mrs. Jacky Fritz informs me that there was much jubilation when the Matric results came out as many chess players received some great results. This was a list she supplied me indicating some of the students who […]
It is with great pleasure that I could be witness to Chess taking centre stage the recent Western Cape Sport Awards ON Saturday 16 September 2017. The venue was glittering affair and was held at the Century City Conference centre with the Minister of Sport Ms Anroux Marais being the Keynote speaker.
This weekend is the start of the World Cup in Georgia. Africa has a number of representatives.
Today 22 June 2017 is the 25th anniversary of the readmission of South Africa into the FIDE family. South Africa had been suspended in 1974 at the Olympiad in Nice. And now on 22 June 1992 South Africa was readmitted to FIDE together with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan,Kyrgystan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Croatia, , […]
Zambian report (8) by Dr Lyndon Bouah The round seven today had the various match ups that we expected. GM Kenny Solomon couldn’t make progress against IM Mwali from Zambia and had to concede a draw. On board two IM Daniel Cawdery essayed the Benko Gambit. It’s the first item I have seen him play […]
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.
The months of April and May 2017 is a real boom for chess across the country. During April the South African Junior Closed chess championship was held in Gauteng. The representatives for the various FIDE and African events have been decided and we wish them well. Steinitz Chess Club who is arguably one of South […]
24 April 2017 was a momentous day for WIM Denise Frick. She graduated with her doctorate in Human Movement Science at the University of Pretoria. The name of the thesis is Habit (us), values and mindfulness among elite athletes. The emphasis is on sport psychology. Dr. Denise was also awarded academic honorary colours at the […]
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 […]