Grandmaster Kenny Solomon addressed pupils at various schools in Mitchell’s plain in the week that he was in South Africa. He delivered speeches at assembly time and was well received by all the players. Grandmaster Kenny spoke about his youth growing up in Mitchell’s Plain and what it takes to be a top chess player. […]
Dear South African Chess Community RE:OUTSTANDING FIDE FEES ￼￼This notice serves as an update on the debt owing to FIDE by Chess South Africa, with regard to outstanding ￼FIDE Fees. The current situation is as follows: 1. FIDE has accepted a payment plan from Chess SA for an amount of €4000 (FOUR THOUSAND EUROS) per […]
JOURNEY OF A GRANDMASTER GRANDMASTER KENNETH SOLOMON ￼￼Kenny first came to the attention of the chess world in 1993, when he started competing at the Western Province Junior Chess Trials. In 1994 Kenny started to dominate junior and senior events. He won for the first time that year – the SA Under 16 Chess Championships. […]
Reflections (4) by Candidate Master Lyndon Bouah Over the last week I have received emails and comments on the last columns. Thank you Ian Gilfillian for pointing out that he is maintaining a column on records on Wikipedia. Readers are invited to check the SA chess records. I have already indicated to Ian that I […]
Reflections (3) by Candidate Master Lyndon Bouah I am currently watching India vs South Africa on a Sunday morning live from Australia. Many of you may not know that chess and cricket have a good relationship. in 1992 when chess unity started in South Africa, a number of us travelled down to Port Elizabeth to […]
To celebrate the achievement of becoming the first South African Grandmaster, Chess Western Province’s Executive Board has decided to allocate a dedicated page to GM Kenny Solomon. All posts and news related to GM Kenny Solomon can be viewed on this page. Chess Western Province celebrates GM Kenny Solomon’s success!
Grandmaster Kenny Solomon was the guest of Premier Helen Zille on Friday 20 February, 2014. Kenny attended the opening of the provincial parliament and met various political role players. Premier Zille mentioned Kenny in her speech. Kenny later met the Speaker of the provincial parliament Speaker Sharna Fernandez and also had discussions with the chairperson […]
Lyndon Lectures Reflections of the past by Candidate Master Lyndon Bouah It is now February 2015 and many of you know that I love history. A few years ago I bought loads of the South African Chess Player. I have since discovered that this little green book is indeed a treasure trove of information. Let’s […]
Lyndon Lectures Reflections of the past by Candidate Master Lyndon Bouah (2) Many of you would have received books as presents over the Christmas Period. I need the readers assistance with the following chess records quoted in the SA Book of Records by Lew Leppan (1999 : Don Nelson Publishers). 1. The Oldest Club is […]
Our deepest condolences to a real comrade, our SADTU secretary and Chess activist from Western Province Southern Suburbs. You Served and now you must Rest well!