The Western Cape Chess Association hosted an online chess tournament on Heritage Day (24 September 2020) to support and raise funds for The Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA – West Coast branch). The tournament boasted a prize fund of R5,000 which was proudly sponsored by Club Mykonos Langebaan. The chess community came together and helped raise over R4,000 to help bring hope to many that are affected by cancer!
A leader in the fight against cancer in SA, since 1931, the purpose of the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA), is to offer a unique, integrated service to the public and to all people affected by cancer. It’s mission is to be the preferred non-profit leader that enables research with regards to lowering cancer risk, educating the public regarding symptoms, screening and risk reduction, and providing care and support to all people affected by cancer.
Furthermore their Advocacy team performs a Watchdog Role striving to ensure that South African policy makers are influenced with regards to important cancer control issues, and patients’ right to healthcare is protected. Read more….
CANSA is committed to connecting people facing cancer with information, day-to-day help as well as emotional support they need in the communities where they live. Their aim is to ensure that cancer Survivors and their loved ones don’t have to face cancer alone; we’re here to support them through every step of their cancer journey.
Go to https://cansa.org.za/ to find out more about this wonderful organisation or make a donation at https://cansa.org.za/personal-donation-options/. Follow CANSA on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CancerAssociationOfSouthAfrica/
About Club Mykonos Langebaan
Located on the serene shores of the scenic Langebaan Lagoon, Club Mykonos is a family friendly West Coast beach resort that provides a unique and exciting holiday, as well as conference and events destination. This premium resort offers guests tasteful accommodation offerings from the four-star Athenian Cascades and Terraces units to the elegant comfort of the Village, Beachfront and Hillside units. Club Mykonos Langebaan delivers an abundance of entertainment options and will transport you to your very own Greek paradise.
The Steinitz Division comprised a Blitz tournament (3+2) and was won by CM Keith Khumalo who was the only unbeaten player over 11 rounds. Second place went to Providence Oatlhotse ahead of third place FM Joseph Mwale who edged out FM Banele Mhango on tie-break. Kenny Willenberg took the last cash prize on tie-break.
Tournament link: https://lichess.org/swiss/AYOf726l
Combined Lasker & Capablanca Section (Chessa rating 1500 and above)
The combined Lasker & Capablanca Division comprised of 5 rounds of Rapid (15+0) and was won by Minenhle Junior Mncwabe who finished on 4.5 points. Andre Rhode came second on 3.5 points and Geriant Segelaar came third on tie-break.
Tournament link: https://lichess.org/swiss/q7fyITmB
Combined Euwe & Alekhine Section (Chessa rating between 1100-1499)
The combined Lasker & Capablanca Division comprised of 5 rounds of Rapid (15+0) and was won by Rojan Jameson who was unbeaten on 4.5 points. Second place went to Ayanda Nyubusewho on tie-break ahead of Alen Jameson who both finished on 4 points.
Tournament link: https://lichess.org/swiss/DOaXDmgX
Botvinnik Division (Chessa rating below 1100)
The Botvinnik Division comprised of 5 rounds of Rapid (15+0) and was won by Sipho Mlenzana who was unbeaten but whose account had violated the Lichess terms of service during the tournament. Second place went to Koena Mokoena on tie-break who finished equal with third place Philasande Nkatana and two other players on 4 points.
Tournament link: https://lichess.org/swiss/epM4Tfh3
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