Author: Ethan Higham

  • Local Chess Champ Represents South Africa at 2021 ASICC

    Local Chess Champ Represents South Africa at 2021 ASICC

    Connor Opperman (age 11) recently received his Chess SA colours and was selected to represent South Africa at the 2021 African Schools Individual Chess Championship which was held in Nairobi, Kenya. The tournament took place over the course of a week (13th – 19th of December) with players playing two games per day, along with…

  • Hermanus Chess Club Handicap Rapid

    Hermanus Chess Club Handicap Rapid

    On the 11th of December 2021, the Hermanus Chess Club hosted it’s very first Handicap Rapid tournament at the Hermanus Sports Club. There was a total of 36 players from all over the Overberg, including players from Villiersdorp, Kleinmond and Zwelihle. Players were divded into four sections (Beginners, U/12, U/18 and Open), and were awarded…

  • Western Cape Schools Individuals 2021

    Western Cape Schools Individuals 2021

    On the 23rd of October 2021, the Western Cape Schools Individual chess tournament took place at Swartberg Secondary school in Caledon. More than 150 players from across the Western Cape (Eden, Overberg, Cape Winelands, Metro and West Coast) competed to get their Western Cape colours and be chosen for the Western Cape team that will…

  • Western Cape Club Championships 2021

    Western Cape Club Championships 2021

    On the 15th of October 2021, the Western Cape Club Championships took place at the Wilderness Hotel in Eden over the course of three days. The tournament consisted of an A, B and C section with various clubs from all over the Western Cape competing in this prestigeous event. The Hermanus Chess Club was represented…

  • National Curro Cup 2021

    National Curro Cup 2021

    On the 28th of August, Curro held it’s annual Curro Cup, where learners from across the country compete against one another in their respective age groups. The event was held on lichess and was divided into a primary school and high school section. We are proud to announce that three of our club members: Connor Opperman, Francois…