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Round 6-10 of the Overberg Chess League 2021

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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

PosTNoTeamGPtsDirct
14Barrydale Chess Club41.50.0
21Hermanus Chess Club39.00.0
33Kleinmond Chess Club23.56.0
42Zwelihle Chess Club23.54.0
55Caledon Development Chess Club22.50.0

Senior Section

PosTNoTeamGPtsDirct
11Hermanus Chess Club38.50.0
22Caledon Development Chess Club366.0
33Swellendam Chess Club364.0
45Barrydale Chess Club20.50.0
54Kleinmond Chess Club16.50.0
66Zwelihle Chess Club2.50.0

Junior Team

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

Senior Team

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

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