Sunday, 21 September 2014

World Youth opens with dance

Opening ceremonies can be quite boring with all the obligatory speeches, but the organisers livened up their ceremony with a Zulu dancing exhibition. As an arbiter for the under 14 boys group, I was lucky enough to have a front row seat for the dance!

The dancers arrive on stage, creating a buzz
Were they doing the locomotion?
A challenge is laid down as Winston and Gunther look on
I'm not sure how to interpret this look
Dignatories on stage, from left: Lewis Ncube (FIDE Africa), Ravi Govender (Master of Ceremonies),
Emelia Ellapen (FIDE Board), Winston Dalpat (Chessa), Gunther van den Bergh (Chief Arbiter)