PAUL ROOS OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS Paul Roos Gymnasium, in collaboration with Stellenbosch Chess Club and Maties Chess Club, invites all chess players in the Western Cape to take part in the historical Paul Roos Open Chess Championships of 2018. The tournament will be the first FIDE-rated tournament hosted in the beautiful Cape Winelands. The PRG […]
Aurecon Chess Club will be hosting its first ever chess tournament this year. While not a conventional chess club, Aurecon is an engineering and infrastructure advisory company, specialising in various disciplines of engineering. An international juggernaut, with offices worldwide including in Africa, Australia, New Zeeland, Asia and the Middle East. What started off as friendly […]
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 […]
Hi All. You are no doubt aware of the protests that happened in Mitchells Plain over the last few days. Our exco has decided that it is in the best interest of players that must travel to the area, to call the tournament off, as we cannot guarantee their safety. I will check with CWP […]
Chess is an art, a science and a sport Over the weekend I had occasion to take in my surroundings. The event is played at Times Square, Pretoria. It is a complex consisting of a casino, hotel, an arena where concerts are held and many restaurants where one can have great coffee. The area is […]
The event is turning into quite a tough one for me. I lost both games today, and it’s not that I am playing badly. My opponents simply see further than what I am seeing at present. I think the rustiness is now showing. I play too little to compete against the new young crop of […]
One needs to have a bucket list of tournaments to participate in! One of the events that you need to plan is the annual Capablanca Open. The event is pure class. We are playing in the Sun Casino complex and there are ample opportunities around the place to eat and have coffee.
This week I registered for the Capablanca event that will be starting at 09:00am on 27 April. I am very excited to be part of this great event. I have played many events in the Gauteng area. One of my first national events was the South African Senior Schools Sports Association chess event in Johannesburg […]
The event ended on 14 April. Two of our players FM Calvin Klaasen and CM Roland Bezuidenhout ended on 6/9. On tiebreak Klaasen took the bronze as FM Khetho had more wins. Roland came fifth on tiebreak which is a great performance by both players.
Megan Van Niekerk triumphs to become the new 2018 Zone 4.3 Champion! Megan Van Niekerk caused a sensation when she won the 2018 zone 4.3 Women section. Last week 7 April Megan Van Niekerk started in the tenth position with a rating of 1674. She went into the zonal untitled and not known to many […]