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The Passing of Mary Magdalene Baatjies

2 November 1953 – 3 February 2015 It is with great sadness that we convey the news of Mary Baatjies passing yesterday. Our deepest sympathies go out to her family and friends in this time of grief. Teacher Mary was loved and revered by all our youth players and the many children that she taught […]

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Tromso Olympiad comes to an end

The Olympiad has now ended. The players are travelling as your read this and it is now time to look back. The revelation of the tournament for South Africa must surely be WIM Tsepang Tlale. She scored 7/10 which is a superb result and garnered a whopping 140 rating points to push her to probably […]

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Henry Steel beats GM Gata Kamsky (elo 2706)

Kamsky gets taken down! The big news for the round was the impressive comeback from IM Henry Mohamed Steel. Kamsky had the pressure but Mohammed acted like the man van staal and withstood the pressure. Once he did that, he showed superlative technique to bring the full point homeWe played from 2pm until 7:30pm and […]

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New Chess Western Province Exco Elected!

Dear Chess Community Chess Western Province held its 2014 Annual General Meeting at Curro Century City last night, Tuesday 22 April 2014 from 19h30 until 22h30. Minutes of the meeting will be circulated in due course, but we thought it opportune to enlighten you of the outcome of the general elections held last night. Outgoing […]

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AGM: President’s Newsletter

To all our members, RE: PRESIDENT’S NEWSLETTER Chess Western Province (CWP) has built on our successful 2012, and we can be proud of our achievements in 2013. Some highlights from 2013 include: Hosting numerous local events including our flagship WP League which comprised 54 club teams. Continued growth in player numbers at all tournaments. Numerous […]

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The MRL Chess Paradigm

The MRL Chess Paradigm tournament takes place this weekend at the Bellville Golf club. Many of South Africa’s top players (including SA champions and Olympiad players, and 4 International Masters) will compete in a 7-round Swiss tournament to be the champion of this unique competition. The MRL format (complete description below) comprises of a subset […]

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