Mzansi Open 2023

Mzansi Open 2023


27/04/2023 - 01/05/2023    
All Day


Bookings closed


Bryanston Gemeente
Cnr of Grosvenor and Main road , Bryanston, Johannesburg, 2170, Johannesburg Metro

Event Type

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Date: 27 April to 1 May 2023

Cnr Grosvenor and Main road


Section Criteria Format Players Entry fee Registration link
Prestige Chess SA or Fide rating 1700> 6 rounds Swiss:

90min + 30s increment from move 1 + 30min after 40 completed moves

50 R600  
Advanced Chess SA or Fide rating    <1700 6 rounds Swiss –

90min + 30s  increment

50 R600  
Intermediate Chess SA rating       <1300


6 rounds Swiss –

90min + 30s increment

50 R600  
Blitz Open to all 9 rounds 3min + 2s increment 150 R150

**Academy members pay R400 entrance and receive a free Mzansi shirt and cap


Prize Money
Prestige 1st: R10 000

2nd: R5000

3rd: R3000

4th: R2000

5th: R1500

Advanced 1st: R2000

2nd: R1500

3rd: R1000

4th: R750

5th: R600




2nd – 5th Medals and


Playing schedule

Advanced and Intermediate

Thursday 27 April       09:00  –  Round 1

Thursday 27 April       16:00  –  Round 2

Friday 28 April           16:00  –  Round 3

Saturday 29 April      09:00  – Round 4

Saturday 29 April      15:00  –  BLITZ EVENT(3min+2s inc)

Sunday 30 April         13:00  –  Round 5
Monday 01 May         09:00 – Round 6



LOC contact details

Tournament Director Matthew Jonker

Cell: 072 370 4930


Chief Arbiter Michael Bornheim

Cell: 082 651 3630



Tournament rules:

Closing date for entries: Tuesday 25th of April at 9pm

No draw offers before move 35

Top 8 boards in the prestige and the top 2 in the advanced section will be electronic boards.

Notation required. Notation pads will be provided.

Final arrangements and rules will be communicated on the day.

Please join the following whatsapp groups for communication:

Registration links:


General rules

  • Right of admission reserved
  • Latest FIDE rules will apply. All Sections will be rated by CHESS SA.
  • The Prestige and advance section will be FIDE rated.
  • It is the responsibility of the player to ensure that he/she is entered into the correct section.
  • The Organiser reserves the right to move a player to the appropriate section in accordance with the latest national rating; the player will be held liable for any additional portion of the entry fee which might arise due to the move between sections.
  • The Organiser has the right to move unrated players between sections at his/her own discretion and to combine or split sections to maintain the integrity of the tournament.
  • Only players with confirmed payments will be added to the draw as published on
  • No cell phones will be allowed in the playing area except for the TD, Chief Arbiter, Arbiters and PC personnel.
  • The Organiser of the tournament and other tournament officials are not responsible for the safety or property of players or spectators.
  • The player/parent/guardian gives consent for the player’s name, surname, gender, race, date of birth to be submitted to the rating agencies for the purposes of rating the tournament and the rating agencies displaying it on their respective websites.
    The player/parent/guardian gives consent for photo’s to be taken of the players during the tournament and to be published on our Social Media pages.
    Should consent not be given please notify us before the tournament so that we can notify our photographers.
  • Tournament organisers reserve the right to move players from entered sections at their discretion – players so moved will be notified prior to the commencement of the tournament.
  • The tournament organisers reserve the right to cancel the tournament. Players will have their entry fee refunded





Chess Hub Entry Procedures:

We are using the South African Chess Hub website to administer our booking and payment administration for the tournaments.

In order to facilitate the entry procedures in joining Chesshub we ask you to carefully follow the steps described below:

How to book on South African Chess Hub:

  1. Go to


  1. Log into your account or register a new profile.


  1. Go to the event on the event calendar:   and click on the event link for your tournament:


  1. Read the event description and scroll down to Booking details:
  1. Select the number of “Spaces” (i.e. number of attendees). This is applicable where a family has more than one child that will be entering. It is only necessary to register one profile with Chesshub. It is not required to register a profile for each child, unless you want to.


  1. Where there are two children, select 2 “spaces”, you will then enter the information for each child separately as “attendee 1” and “attendee 2”
  2. Complete the attendee(s) information and then click on  “REGISTER FOR EVENT”


  1. This will take you to the Payfast secure payment page. Complete the payment.


  1. You will receive a booking confirmation email a short while after completing payment.





Bookings are closed for this event.

4 thoughts on “Mzansi Open 2023”

    1. Good day. If you make a booking on SA Chess Hub and select the EFT payment option you will receive an automated Pending Booking email which contains the banking details and instructions regarding sending the proof of payment. If you have any issues, please email or whatsapp 083 461 8742.

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