Happy birthday Cape Town Chess Club ! Dear Elan Today is 1 March 2015 and on this day history records that Cape Town chess club was founded in 1885. This makes you the oldest chess club in the country and the second oldest in the Southern Hemisphere. I believe Melbourne chess club is the oldest. […]
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. […]
Attached please find the following documentation: 1. 2015 Team Managers’ Application Form for International Tournaments. 2. 2015 Team Coaches’ Application Form for International Tournaments. Kindly note that the closing date for all applications is: SUNDAY 15 MARCH 2015.
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 […]
Chess South Africa handed over Protea colours to Kenny Solomon, South Africa’s very first chess Grandmaster, at a gala event on 23 February 2015 in Cape Town. This is a significant achievement. Grandmaster is the highest title a chess player can attain, and Solomon is one of only 1 300 active Grandmasters in the world. […]
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!
This is an urgent notification to inform everyone of an Open Lecture by GM Kenneth Solomon, to be held as follows: DATE: Tuesday 24 February 2015 (tomorrow night) TIME: 19H00 – 21H00 VENUE: Claremont Chess Club, (next to Rondebosch Station & opposite Rondebosch Library) Rondebosch. ENTRY FEE: Free of charge Please spread the word amongst […]