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Western Cape Club Championships 2021

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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 by our junior team in the C section and our senior team in the A section. Tournament format was a 6 round swiss with 60/60 + 5 second increment time control.

Junior Team

From left to right: Christiaan Muller, Connor Opperman, Samantha Brink, Francois Scholtz

Senior Team

From left to right: Andrew Southey, Ethan Higham, Mike Arnold, Martin Brink

The A section consisted of 14 teams from across the Western Cape and C section consisted of 8.

After many tough matches in both the A and C section, the final standings are as follows:

  • Hermanus Junior team place 7th out of 8 teams in the C section
  • Hermanus Senior team placed 6th out of 14 teams in the A section

Final standings for C section

Rk.TeamsTB1TB2TB3
1Mossel Bay Chess Club B10016
2Conville Knights Chess Club B7013
3Riversdale Chess Club C6010
4George Chess Club C5011,5
5Albertinia Chess Club B4211
6Riversdale Chess Club D429,5
7Hermanus Chess Club B428,5
8Slangrivier Skaakklub B000,5

Final Standings for A section

Rk.TeamsTB1TB2TB3
1Elsies River Chess Club9418
2Steinitz Chess Club A9121
3Blackjacks Chess Club A9121
4UWC Chess Club A8020
5Mossel Bay Chess Club A8015,5
6Hermanus Chess Club A7014,5
7Albertinia Chess Club A5013,5
8George Chess Club A5012,5
9Deep Blue5012,5
10Riversdal Chess Club A5012
11Pacaltsdorp Chess Club A4012,5
12Kasparov Fischer4010,5
13Oudtshoorn Chess Club A4010,5
14Conville Knights Chess Club A207

Additional Prizes

Connor Opperman – Board prize for best board 1 player in the C section
Absent: Andrew Southey – Oldest Senior player in the tournament

Well done to everyone that competed. We look forward to participating again next year.

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