Chess – Jason Raven
To encourage learners to play chess and compete in chess tournaments. We also take part in EP chess tournaments and have had a number of learners who have made EP chess and have gotten chess awards.
+- 30 Senior chess learners (Grade 3 to 7)
+- 30 Junior chess learners (Grade 1 and 2)
Junior chess practice is every Wednesday from 1PM – 2PM.
Senior chess practice is every Wednesday from 2PM to 3PM.
In chess practice learners are taught the rules of chess as well as play against each other for practice.
Annual report 2014
The junior team has only played one match thus far due to postponement. They played a match against the Handhaaf beginner team and Sunridge won by 6 games to 1.
The senior team have played three matches against Handhaaf, West End and Grey. They have lost to all these teams.
The teams are mostly young and are gaining lots of valuable experience by playing matches against these stonger teams.
Annual report 2015
The Junior chess team had a very successful season. They won 8 matches, lost 2 and drew 1.
They started slowly, but with good coaching, enthusiasm and lots of practise they started to reap the rewards.
Mention must be made of Kea Holroyd and Daniel Jeppe who have been selected as reserves for the Nelson Mandela Youth Chess Commission. (NMBYCC)
The Senior Chess team battled this season. They had to play in the A section this year. This was due to the fact that last year’s team ended top of the B section. They all tried hard and have gained much valuable experience which bodes well for next year. They played 10 matches of which they won only one match. Congratulations to De-Leon Strydom who has been selected to represent Nelson Mandela Bay Youth Chess Commission (NMBYCC) at the 2015 SAJCC to be held in Cape Town in January 2016.
Annual report 2016
The Senior Chess team had a disappointing season this year. They did not win a match – but did not lose heart and tackled every match in the right spirit.
In their defence, they lost some star players at the end of last year when they went to High School and others were lost due to other sport commitments.
The junior team had a very successful season and got through to the finals. There they lost to Parson’s Hill.
Four of our players, namely Kea Holroyd, Jordan Frösler, Quinn Coetzer and Daniel Jeppe were selected to play in the SA Junior Chess Championships in Boksburg in December. Unfortunately Daniel Jeppe will not be able to join the others there due to prior commitments.
Mr Freddy Odendaal urges parents to enter their children in all the tournaments. This is an excellent way for children to gain confidence and to improve their skills.