Growing local chess talent

2018-06-27 06:01
Some of the children who took part in the official launch of the Kings and Queens Northdale Chess Club. PHOTO: supplied

Some of the children who took part in the official launch of the Kings and Queens Northdale Chess Club. PHOTO: supplied

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THE formation of the newly developed Kings and Queens Northdale Chess Club, in association with the Umgungundlovu Chess Association, will allow those competing in the game to reach all new levels. This is according to Deccan Road School governing body deputy chairperson Rumen Maistry.

With the game going on for almost 23 years at Deccan Road, parents and teacher Mrs S Naicker have identified many talented children, and the need to develop this talent in order to take them to the next level, thus birthing the Kings and Queens chess club.

“Deccan Road has been running and coaching chess for 23 years and now we have taken a decision to formalise it because we noticed how the children have excelled in the game,” said Maistry.

Maistry said that, by formalising the game, they are affording children the chance to aspire to greater heights.

“We cater for all children who want to take part in chess, regardless of which school they go to, and want this chess organisation to encourage children to get involved,” said Maistry.

Those involved in the chess club will meet once a week, on a Saturday, where training sessions will be made available as well as the assistance of a national chess coach.

The club, which is funded by a committee of parents, asks only for a fee of R 200 per term going forward.

“We did not want money to be a barrier, therefore we decided to make the fee as low as possible so that everyone can get the chance to learn the game and excel,” said Maistry.

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