The games started this afternoon and what titanic battles there were! The Open Section The top of the table clash was between Van Den Heever and Kobese. Both international Masters elected to have an early shower because after ten moves a grandmaster draw was agreed to. Saving their energy for the marathon! I don’t even […]
There is something magical about the SA Closed. When the best players in the country congregate to play you know it will be something special. Last night was the opening ceremony and of course many of the top players were there to participate in the draw. So let’s look at the top match ups for […]
On Sunday night 12 November 2017 I attended the South African Sport Awards at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg. The event is the culmination of quite a process. The National Sport and Recreation Plan (2011) enjoins us to acknowledge our sport heroes and heroines and to recognise the achievements of everyone involved in the sport and […]
The South African National Club Championship was held from 22 to 25 September at the University of the Western Cape. The event was held by Western Cape Chess under the auspices of Chess South Africa.
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 […]
I attended the 3rd TCS international conference and 6th FASC congress in Arusha, Tanzania from the 11-15 September 2017. The town of Arusha is situated in North Tanzania and is about 200 km away from the largest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro which boasts an impressive height of about 5800 m.
The first inter-provincial Team Championships took place in Bloemfontein from 29 August 2017 to 03 September 2017. The venue was the Bains Lodge. The event was hosted by Chess Free State and together with Chess South Africa they ensured a classy and well-run event.
Last month the event ended in Oran, Algeria with powerful performances by our South African Representatives. IM Daniel Cawdery astounded the continent when he beat Grandmasters Adly and El Gindy and drew with SM Amin. He ended joint first but second on tie break just missing out on a possible Grandmaster title.
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.
I woke up at seven am on Saturday 12 August 2017. It was going to be an exciting day. I was going to lead my beloved chess club Steinitz in two matches today. Our first game was against Uitsig chess club. Uitsig chess club was from a tough area close to Belhar where I live.