Sunday, 26 October 2014

Chess moves to Abalindi

Chess featured recently in the Daily News when a garden chess set was installed at the Abalindi Welfare Society in Inanda. The delighted orphans also received a gift of chess sets to promote the royal game.

Mbongeni Sithole, Kales Chetty (from the main sponsors, LDM Consulting), unknown, unknown,
Sandile Xulu (president of KZN Chess), unknown, Erick Takawira (head coach KZN Chess)

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Ethekwini youth championship 2014

The 2014 Ethekwini youth chess championships took place at Northwood High school from 8th to 11th October 2014. All the players who had excelled at the earlier trials event were invited, but many of our top players were notable absentees. Here are some photos that I managed to snap in round 3:

Aaron Jude Naidu gets the look from Dayaan Parthiephal
Tremaine Naidoo vs Viashna Hansraj, behind them is Kevaalin Rapeti
Shayur Hansraj won the u18 trophy, behind him is Jivorn Reddy

Congratulations to the following champions:
under 20 - Sphelele Makhanya
under 18 - Shayur Hansraj
under 16 - Shivar Gopaulsingh
under 14 - Sachin Ramgoon
under 12 - Karmishta Moodley
under 10 - Aarti Datharam
under 08 - Kamran Naidoo

Here are the final results after round 7:
under 8/10
under 12
under 14
under 16
under 18/20

For more information, contact Divesh Sookdeo