Mzansi Spring Open 2022

Mzansi Spring Open 2022


All Day


Bookings closed


IPS Offices
Ground Floor, Riverview House, Constantia Office Park, Weltevreden Park, Roodepoort, Johannesburg

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Chess SA rated

Date: 3 September 2022

Venue: IPS Offices, Ground Floor, Riverview House, Constantia Office Park,Weltevreden Park


Section Criteria Format Players Entry fee Registration link
Prestige Chess SA rating


5 rounds Swiss:

55min + 5s

25 R250  
Advanced Chess SA rating    1050– 1399

Incl: Unrated adults

5 rounds Swiss –

55min + 5s

25 R250  
*Young masters Chess SA rating           0 – 1049 *


5 rounds Swiss -55min + 5s 25 R200  
u8 Born in 2015 or later 5 rounds Swiss -55min + 5s 20 R200  

*onlyplayers 18 and younger allowed*
Academy members receive 50% off registration fee


Prize Money
Prestige 1st: R2,250

2nd: R1,500

3rd: R750

Advanced 1st: R750

2nd: R500

3rd: R300

Young masters Trophy & Medals
U8 Trophy & Medals
Playing schedule
Prestige, advanced &

Young masters

Saturday 03 September    08:00  –  Round 1

Round 2 – 5  will start 15 minutes upon completion of the last round


U8 Saturday 03 September    09:00  –  Round 1

Round 2 – 5  will start 15 minutes upon completion of the last round



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: Thursday 1st of Septmeber at 9pm

No draw offers before move 35

Final arrangements and rules will be communicated on the day

Please join the following whatsapp groups for communication:

  • Prestige:
  • Advanced:
  • Young masters:
  • U8:

Registration links:

  • Prestige:
  • Advanced:
  • Young masters:
  • U8:

General rules

  • Right of admission reserved
  • Latest FIDE rules will apply. All Sections will be rated by CHESS SA.
  • All sections will be Chessa 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
  2. Log into your account or register a new profile.
  3. Go to the event on the event calendar:   and click on the event link for your tournament:
  4. Read the event description and scroll down to Booking details:
  5. 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.
  6. Where there are two children, select 2 “spaces”, you will then enter the information for each child separately as “attendee 1” and “attendee 2”
  7. Complete the attendee(s) information and then click on  “REGISTER FOR EVENT”
  8. At “Payment and Confirmation” select your method of payment. If you select to pay by EFT,
    you will receive an email with the banking details for payment. The Account is in the name of
    “Promoting Pawns NPC”. If you pay by EFT your entry will only reflect once payment is
  9. This will take you to the Payfast secure payment page. Complete the payment.
  10. You will receive a booking confirmation email a short while after completing payment.



Bookings are closed for this event.

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