Chess players flock to U’hage

2015-07-16 14:36
andlt;The Uitenhage Chess Festival will be held at the Uitenhage Indoor Sports Centre on July 31st and August 1st. Multiple chess champion Jesse February will be in attendance.
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WERNER HILLS

andlt;The Uitenhage Chess Festival will be held at the Uitenhage Indoor Sports Centre on July 31st and August 1st. Multiple chess champion Jesse February will be in attendance. Photo: WERNER HILLS

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Chess players from the region will flock to Uitenhage for the 12th Chess Festival which will be hosted at the Indoor Sports Centre at the end of the month.

Since its inception during 2004, the finals of this sport of silence have been all-male contestant, with not even once a female chess player crowned as festival champion. Will the attendance of Jesse February (18) EP Ladies champion, cause uproar by being the first female winner?

According to Elizabeth Müller, who together with Ria Diedericks is the organiser of this annual event, they are expecting some tough mind games with several EP champions who will be participating. Also in attendance will be multiple EP champion Frederick Odendaal.

The best female player from the Section A will be crowned the EP Ladies Champion 2015. This section is open to all rated players with R1 200 guaranteed for the winner. The EP Ladies champion will receive R800 with the winner of the B Section (rated 1300 and below) receiving R500.

Section C is open to all unrated chess players and members of the public who are chess enthusiasts.

The Uitenhage Chess Festival will be held on July 31st and August 1st.

)For more information or to register contact Elizabeth 041 988 3359/073 533 5024 or Ria 041 966 1809/ 079 516 1311

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