This weekend we were proud to partner and assist with the very successful JNW Chess Club 2022 Helpmekaar Tournament at the Helpmekaar Kollege.
While administering the tournament bookings we were privileged to facilitate the sponsorship by JNW Chess Club of 18 development players from Rutegang Chess Club in Krugersdorp.
The youngsters aged from 8 to 16 years old and their coach, Bongani Ndlovu did very well and were exemplary ambassadors for the sport!!
“I wish to thank you so much for for helping organize a discount for our team. We came back with a medal, Bongani got position 2 in the challenger. All our 18 players are greatful for the experience. They’ve never played in such class chess before. They’ve only played in the township. Thanks so much for the opportunity.”Lesego Mamathuba: Rutegang Foundation NPC
Well done to Lesego and Bongani for their exceptional work and we look forward to great things from their chess kids.
Thank you to JNW Chess Club for giving opportunities and supporting chess development in SA.
Any organisation or individual interested in supporting Rutegang Chess Club or other disadvantaged players by sponsoring entry fees or chess equipment should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meanwhile the Masters Section was won by IM Johannes Mabusela with 4.5 out of 5 points followed by IM Rodwell Makoto and Clive Mthunzi both with 4 points.
Karabo Motaung won the Challengers Section (players with rating below 1450) with a perfect score of 5 out of 5. Bongani Ndlovu and Neeke Kruger finished in second and third place respectively.
Zhengfei Li won the Rookies section (for players rated below 950) winning all 5 games and was followed by Aamir Khan and Finnian Stones in second and third respectively.
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