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Western Cape Schools Individuals 2021

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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 compete at the National South African Schools Tournament. The top 7 players from each age group were selected to be part of their respective team. Tournament format was a 5 round swiss with 30/30 +5 time control. The Hermanus Chess Club was proudly represented by 4 of our players in the U/11, U/15 and U/18 sections.

After a tough 5 rounds, the final rankings are as follows.

  • Connor Opperman: 1st in the U/11 Boys
  • Francois Scholtz: 29th in the U/11 Boys
  • Ethan Higham: 6th in the U/15 Boys
  • Jonas Crookes: 9th in the U/18 Boys Well done boys!

Full results

Well done to everyone that competed and thank you to the organizers for arranging this excellent tournament.