Chess is a sport that develops learners’ thinking and decision-making abilities, a skill that is of utmost importance in an ever-changing society. Our chess team is growing from strength to strength under the coaching of Mr Charlston Maravenyaka and management of Mrs Philippa Teggin. The school hosted its’ very first Speed Chess Tournament in 2015 to which we invited some of the top chess playing schools in the province. The participants thoroughly enjoyed the tough competition and we plan to continue with this unique tournament in years to come. We are very proud of the A and B teams who won Interschools in 2015 and the three boys who were selected for various Boland Chess Teams.
League matches take place in the second term. The Boland Chess League sets up the programme for the schools which fall in our area. Matches take place on a Friday afternoon, after school. Some schools are able to provide A and B teams, whilst others can only field one team. If it is an away match, our boys will be transported, by school bus, to the opposing school and returned to our school at the end of the match.
Together, the organizer and coach, decide on the composition of the team / teams. There is no age restriction. Ability is all that counts. The team selection may change according to the development of the players.
If our school is invited to tour far from home together with the other sporting codes, the boys younger than Grade 4 will not be included in the travelling team.
Ons ontvang uitnodigings om aan toernooie deel te neem. Hierdie toernooie kan in enige kwartaal plaasvind en leerders mag aan soveel deelneem soos verkies. Die leerders skryf in as individue en die skaakorganiseeder doen al die papierwerk. Ouers vergesel hul seuns na hierdie toernooie.
The learners are notified when the trials begin and they enter as individuals. The Chess organiser will do all the paper work needed for this. The Boland Chess League notifies those who have been selected to continue with further rounds. Parents accompany the learners to these events.
Alle leerders moet ten alle tye hul volle skooluniform na wedstryde en toernooie dra.