On the 24th and 25th of November 2018, the life of the late Graham Solomon was celebrated with the Graham Solomon Memorial. Graham Solomon was a great chess player, well known for his humility and philosophical thinking. He enjoyed the beauty of chess and also the lifelong friendships that came along with it.
Kraaifontein Chess Club is hosting their third annual Rapid Tournament on Saturday, 8 December. The tournament will be held at the Scottsdene Sport and Recreation Centre in Kraaifontein. Registration has been extended until Thursday, 06 December 2018.
One of the things a chess player – particularly a top chess player – dislikes doing is resigning. Etched in the memory, however, is how on occasion my beloved brother Graham meekly and humbly accepted defeat and resigned.
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.