Jacques Vuyo Le Roux Memorial Rapid Tournament

Jacques Vuyo Le Roux Memorial Rapid Tournament


08:00 - 16:00


Bookings closed


Event Type

Jacques Vuyo Le Roux
Memorial Rapid Tournament

Date: Sat 4 Dec 2021
Venue:  Claremont Chess Club


Format 6 Round SWISS Tournament Compacity 50 Players
No Registration on Saturday Entry Fees R 150
Open Section Under 19 Time Control 15/15 + 5 spm
Playing schedule Opening: 08h45

Round 1:   09H00

Round 2:  10H00

Round 3:  11H00

Round 4:  12H30

Round 5:  13H30

Round 6:  14H30

Prize Giving: 15H30

The default time for all sections is 5 minutes
All rounds may be accelerated
Event is Chessa Rated
All players to be at the venue by 08:00 for COVID compliance and access control.
Entry Criteria:     Must be on High School Born between 2002 – 2008 (Grade 8 -12)
LOC reserves the right to waive criteria
Tie Break: Direct Encounter, Buchholz, Buchholz Media, Sonneborn-Berger
Prizes Sponsors
1st *R10,000 cash towards tertiary education, Floating Trophy, gold medal Jacques family
2nd New Laptop & Silver medal TRG International Transport & Shipping (Pty) Ltd
3rd R 1000 cash & Bronze medal Jacques family
Top Female Gold Medal and Prize Jacques family
*1st Prize money to be kept in a trust and will be paid out when winner enroll for tertiary education and over the age of 18


Playing venue Claremont Chess Club
Address Claremont Chess Club, 1 Hall Rd, Rondebosch, Cape Town, 7700

(Next to Rondebosch Public Library)

GPS Co-ordinates -33.96137, 18.47219
Tuck Shop at Venue Yes
Tournament Organizer Eugene Steenkamp
Chief Arbiter Marc Petersen (PA: Chess SA ID: 185029784
Deputy Chief Arbiter Anito Petersen (PA: Chess SA ID: 184029758
Arbiters Zaid Gabriels (RA: Chess SA ID: 169010128
Covid -19 Health and Safety Protocols
  • A total of 50 players will be allowed to participate in the event. (Under current Level 1 adjusted regulations).
  • Only players will be allowed to enter the venue.
  • No spectators or parents will be allowed at the venue.
  • Screening of all players, support staff, officials and attendees will be done upon entry at the venue and recorded in a register.
  • All players, support staff and attendees will complete an online self-screening questionnaire to ensure efficient contact tracing where necessary.
  • Any person displaying symptoms associated with covid-19 (fever above, cough, shortness of breath or breathing difficulties) or people considered to be in a high-risk group should not attend the tournament.
  • Players will not be allowed to leave the demarcated area during the tournament.
  • Sanitization of chess pieces, sets and surfaces will be done in between rounds, but players may bring their own hand sanitizers as well.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance of the venue, as well as at strategic areas inside the venue and toilets. Toilets will have sufficient soap and paper towels as well as marked Covid-19 disposal facilities.
  • No Mask, no entry into venue
  • All players must wear masks always covering both their noses and mouths.
  • All players must always adhere to strict social distancing.
  • Players, support staff and officials over the age of 60 or people with comorbidities will be encouraged to be cautious and minimize exposure.
  • Players will sign their own scoresheets and report the result to the arbiter. No signing of opponent sheets and no sharing of pens.
  • No hands will be shaken at the commencement of the round, nor at the end of the match.
  • Once the players are done with a match, and their results have been recorded, they become “Spectators” and must leave the playing area immediately and reside in the breakaway demarcated area.
  • No informal games on private chess sets are allowed outside the playing venue in the demarcated breakaway area.



Bookings are closed for this event.

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