Chess Western Province Coaches Information in no particular order

Ricardo Minnaar

Name of Academy:


Equanimity is owned by Ricardo Minnaar, a dynamic passionate individual with more than 7yrs experience in providing supplemental educational programs, using Chess as an alternative educational practice to compliment the traditional education provided.

Equanimity implements a balanced approach to social-emotional and cognitive development to increase the achievement levels and to enhance the cognitive learning of learners.

Services :

Equanimity offers a range of products and services aimed at engaging learners:

  • Coaching in a fun, professional learning environment
  • Hosting mini chess tournaments
  • Hosting major tournaments

  Curriculum Chess

  •  In class chess coaching
  •    Grades 1 – 3
  •  Inter class tournament
  1. Coaching
  • ·   Extra mural chess coaching
  •     School team and beginners
  • ·   Online coaching
  •     One on one coaching
  1. Tournaments
  • ·         Assisting the institution with the hosting of a mini tournament per annum
  • ·        Assisting the institution with the hosting of a major tournament per annum

Geographical Coaching area:
Southern Suburbs, Atlantic Seaboard, Northern Suburbs, etc.

Contact details:

Cell: 081 546 2221


Caswin Chess Academy

Coaching: Beginners,Intermediate and Expert Level
Have structured programs for Schools Chess Individual,
School and Group Coaching
* More than 40 years Practical  Experience
Contact Llewellyn Cassells 0739774846 and  021 3931760


Andrew Talmarkes

Name of Academy: Insight Chess Academy
Services :
* Coaching for individuals ( those displaying chess talent as well as ADHD of concentration problems)
* Coaching for groups
* Coaching for Schools

Special Achievements and Differentiators:
– 2013 Chess Western Province and Western Province Sports Council awarded Andrew Talmarkes the Community Builder Award for Mitchell’s Plain Chess Development and Library Project
– Andrew Talmarkes is also part of the current Chessa Arbiter Programme and serves as tournament director or supervisor
– Andrew Talmarkes serves on the South Metropole Schools Organising Committee
– Andrew Talmarkes serves as the current WP U8A coach
– Insight Chess Academy consists of 5 coaches

Geographical area:
Mainly in Southern Suburbs, as well as Sea Point, Pinelands, Athlone, Mitchells Plain, Kraaifontein and any other area that is required.

Telephone numbers: 0835590406 or 0738709010


Facebook site: Insight Chess Academy

Edwin November
20 years experience as Chess coach
021 9889893
Chess CV available on request

Jacques Frick
Four Knights Chess School

Coaching for individuals
Coaching for groups
Coaching for schools
Chess Lectures

Special achievements and differentiators: CV on request

Geographical area you support – even outside of CWP borders: Western Cape: Cape Town Southern Suburbs + Somerset West, Gordon’s Bay, Strand. Willing to travel to other regions.

078 742 2177


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