Chess club boosted

2017-08-09 06:04

The Tsantsabane Chess Club in Postmasburg has received a donation of chess sets from Kolomela Mine. The mine belongs to Kumba Iron Ore, a business unit of Anglo American.

Chess is a strategic board game for two players and has evolved into a sport enjoyed by many around the world. The Tsantsabane Chess Club is a new chess club in Postmasburg and aims to generate awareness of playing chess within the community and the surrounding communities.

The club hopes to attract interested youths to participate in this sport. Chess requires little physical activity, but stimulates the brain through strategic thinking.

This club was founded with a mission to combat the social ills the youth face in the community, such as alcohol and drug abuse.

“We are grateful for the donation from Kolomela Mine,” says Celima Mundama of the club.

“Chess is not only excellent for forward thinking, but also assists with improvement and concentration in the youths’ schoolwork. Through the donation received, the club will be able to produce potential world class chess masters.

“Strategic thinking is the key to a business and is an extremely effective and valuable skill.

“By playing chess, youths can harness and grow in this skill and become successful in life. Chess also allows you to think and assess your objectives before acting on them, allowing you to accomplish your goal.”

The chess club plans to host monthly tournaments at various locations to attract the youth in the community to join the club.

No requirements are needed to join the club except the willingness to learn.

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