Drakenstein Pioneers Open

Drakenstein Pioneers Open


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Wellington High School
Van Wyksvlei Way, Newton, Wellington, 7655, Western Cape

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Drakenstein Pioneers Open

Saturday, 26 March 2022

Venue : Wellington High School – Link to Map


Standard  60/60 – 5 Rounds Swiss (Chessa Rated) Entry Fee Online Entry Fee at Venue
A-Section Players rated 1200 and above R120.00 R150.00
B-Section Players rated  900 – 1199 R100.00 R130.00
C-Section Players rated 899 and below R 50.00 R 80.00
Under 12 Players rated and born 2011 or later R 50.00 R80.00
Development Players with no rating and newcomers R 50.00 R 80.00
All players above 1900 rating will receive free entry into the Drakenstein Pioneers Open


  • A and B Sections – Prize money will be determined after the second round. Medals and Certificates.
  • C Section, Under 12 Section and Development Section – Medals for first three positions.
Registration to be made using the South African Chess Hub website.
Entry fees can be paid via Payfast, EFT (see details below) or cash at the venue between 07:00—07:45

Please note the additional admin fee for paying at the venue.

EFT payments must be made to the following account:
Nedbank Current Account
Accountholder:      Promoting Pawns Chess Foundation NPC
Branch code:          198765 (Claremont)
Account number:   1204066957
Reference:               DPO + Player surname
Proof of payment must be emailed to events@chesshub.org.za or 083 461 8742.
Any late payments at the venue after 07:45 will result in players missing the first round
Online registrations close at 20:00 on Friday 25 March 2022


All rounds will be played on Saturday 26 March 2022 – 1 day event.
Players will be allowed to play up and need to register accordingly.  All Sections are Chessa rated.

The Tournament Director reserves the right to waive criteria of sections or to combine or divide sections based on numbers.

ROUND 1 08:15 All rounds from round 2 will be accelerated 15 minutes after the last round is completed per category
Default time is 15 minutes.

Prize giving will take place 15 minutes after the completion of the last round.


  1. Direct Encounter
  2. Bucholz
  3. Median Bucholz
  4. Sonneborn-Berger

This tournament is a Standard 60/60 Chessa rated event and will be Covid compliant. All Covid regulations and social distancing apply. NO MASK –NO PLAY

Tuckshop will be available

For further information please contact:

Registration / Admin related queries Riaan Michiel  –  0729342935


Tournament Director Willem van Tonder – 082 850 9784




Bookings are closed for this event.

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