Round 6-10 of the Overberg Chess League 2021

Cover Image for Round 6-10 of the Overberg Chess League 2021
HCC Admin
HCC Admin

On the 14th of August 2021, the Hermanus Chess Club competed in the second half of the 2021 Overberg Chess League. This was after it had been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. But nonetheless it was a successful turnout. The tournament was divided into two sections of Junior and Senior players. Both sections played at different times in order to apply with the Covid-19 regulations. Juniors began at 8:30 with 5 rounds of 15/15 time control and ended at 11:15. The senior section then began shortly after at 11:45 with 5 rounds and a 25/25 time format. Both Hermanus's Junior and Senior teams did exceptionally well, scoring a Silver medal in the Junior section and a Gold medal in the Senior section.

Below are the final standings of the league.

Junior Section

Pos TNo Team GPts Dirct
1 4 Barrydale Chess Club 41.5 0.0
2 1 Hermanus Chess Club 39.0 0.0
3 3 Kleinmond Chess Club 23.5 6.0
4 2 Zwelihle Chess Club 23.5 4.0
5 5 Caledon Development Chess Club 22.5 0.0

Senior Section

Pos TNo Team GPts Dirct
1 1 Hermanus Chess Club 38.5 0.0
2 2 Caledon Development Chess Club 36 6.0
3 3 Swellendam Chess Club 36 4.0
4 5 Barrydale Chess Club 20.5 0.0
5 4 Kleinmond Chess Club 16.5 0.0
6 6 Zwelihle Chess Club 2.5 0.0

Junior Team

Hermanus Chess Club Junior Team

From left to right: Samuel de Wet, Talitha Beveridge, Samantha Brink, Connor Opperman, Christian Muller
Absent: Francois Scholtz

Senior Team

Hermanus Chess Club Senior Team

From left to right: Ethan Higham, Martin Brink, Jonas Crookes, Herman Rademeyer, Andrew Southey
Absent: Mike Arnold