The Dolphin Coast Chess Club has been launched and one of our local chess coaches, Siphamandla Nkosi, has qualified as the first chess arbiter in the Ilembe district.
Nkosi, known to his players as Coach Spa, has been involved in chess for 12 years and has been coaching the Umhlali Preparatory chess players and all Senior Primary pupils for the past 10 years. His recent qualification ensures that our local tournaments can qualify as rated tournaments. This is a huge advantage for our local players as it offers them the opportunity to play skilled players and challenges them to improve the level of their game.
The Dolphin Coast Chess Club is a new initiative to encourage chess players (beginners to masters) to participate competitively in the Ilembe district. The Dolphin Coast Chess Club will be run as a club to ensure minimum expenses to the members. An annual membership fee will ensure that the players receive three rated tournaments per year and that the club will be able to accumulate chess equipment. Two Swiss format tournaments are also planned for the year.
Our vision is to create a respected club of high calibre chess players that are passionate for the game and to encourage and develop new players of all ages.
The Chess Club will meet at Umhlali Preparatory School on Wednesday evenings during the school term. For more information, please email Kerry or phone her on 0711436466.