About Chess:

The reality of chess is different – it actually is an incredibly beneficial pastime, because playing chess results in better brain function, improved memory and cognitive abilities, strategic thinking and attention improvement. All of these benefits are directly related to the practice of chess, both in real-life and virtual environments, which means that chess is the answer to the question – ‘Is there a game where I can have fun AND get benefits from?’


Chess is considered to be a strategy game – this means that in order to win, you must have a better plan of action than your opponent. But no one is born with the ability to conceive great strategic moves, it must be learned by practicing. To most people, strategy is associated with war and army generals planning their attacks with strategic moves, this example is not far from chess. Just like a general commands his army, a chess player commands his or her own pieces in a battle of black and white. So playing chess greatly improves the ability to develop certain strategies and plans. And no, this benefit is not only useful to army generals and chess players – a good strategic mind is much more productive, because it creates the best plan of action for every daily task. Also, strategic thinking is a life savior in academic and work environments, because everything is planned one step ahead and there’s always a plan B.

Now that you know the truth about chess it should be more than enough motivation to go and win yourself a match or two. There is a huge community of fellow chess players and coaches waiting for you


Weekend program:

Can I enter and how do I enter:

Online Entries:

Players are required to register in advance using our online registration form.



Bank:  ABSA

Account Name:  Gauteng Chess;

Account No:  4081482433

Branch:  623005 (Northcliff)

Reference: Surname, Initial and Section (E.g. "LH/SmitJ/B" or "LH/SmitJ/U10").


Financial queries should be directed to Mr Andre Nel at Payments made after Thursday 17th May must bring proof of payment to the registration desk at the venue.


Live Games: The top games will be broadcast live on and on the FollowChess mobile application.


Arbiters: The Chief Arbiter for the tournament will be IA Hendrik du Toit.


Contact Information:
Annè Huisamen - 0832253027 or

Hendrik - 083 259 8747 or

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