To the chess community of the Western Cape It was with great sadness that I learnt yesterday of the passing of one of our Legends of Sport in the Western Cape Mary Baatjies. I came to know Mary in the last decade. When I first met her at Claremont chess club she was surrounded by […]
2 November 1953 – 3 February 2015 It is with great sadness that we convey the news of Mary Baatjies passing yesterday. Our deepest sympathies go out to her family and friends in this time of grief. Teacher Mary was loved and revered by all our youth players and the many children that she taught […]
Message from IA Gunther van den Bergh Attached find FIDE Laws. Basically, G4 rule works as follows: 1. Player has less than 2 minutes on the clock and claims G4 (which is also an offer of a draw). 2. If the opponent accepts then the game is drawn. 3. If the opponent rejects the offer, […]
ChessWP has a busy Saturday (31/1/2015) planned with the Individual Blitz Championship kicking off at 09:30, the election of a new Youth Director at 12:00, and then the Team Blitz Championship at 13:30. Players can play in either championship so if you only have a morning or afternoon free, please join us to test you […]
Photos from official photographer at SAJCC 2014 of the prize giving ceremony. WP jou lekker ding! More to follow soon…
Message from Chess Western Province President, Dr Deon Solomons. Attached please find a notice for the election of Youth Director for 2015. I wish to thank the current and out-going Youth Director Ds Friedrich Claassen and the Youth Commission on a fabulous term and on a job well done. We had great achievements and we […]
Overview This year’s edition of the Cape of Good Hope Open Chess Championships saw no less than 140 participants keenly contest prizes in four different categories at Groenvlei High School, Lansdowne courtesy of the Acting Principal Mr. Tony Adamson from Friday 23rd until Sunday 25th January 2015. This curtain-raiser to the Chess Western Province calendar […]
9 Gold medals (7 out of 9 in Championship section) 4 Silver medals 3 Bronze medals (u/16 A result should be gold. We are taking action!) 53 out of 174 board prizes! Well done to Friedrich (Youth Director), managers and coaches!
As I am returning to work tomorrow I thought it prudent to reflect on my visit to Kimberley in the first week of January this year. Boy no one told us it would be that hot. I did not realise the weather would be that hot. I actually think it may have had an effect […]
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