Local champion (6) invited to compete in SA chess event

2018-03-14 06:00
Garen is excited about his invitation to the South African Junior Closed Chess Championship. Photo:SUPPLIED

Garen is excited about his invitation to the South African Junior Closed Chess Championship. Photo:SUPPLIED

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PARSONS Hill Grand Prix Junior chess player Garen Twigg (6) has the opportunity to attend one of the most prestigious chess events in the country.

Garen was invited to compete against other chess champions from across the country at the South African Junior Chess Closed Championship (SAJCCC).

At the young age of five years old, Garen entered his first chess trials in 2017, taking home three gold medals, one silver and one bronze.

“Garen’s determination and passion for chess has resulted in his invitation to attend the SAJCCC where participation in the event is by invitation only,” said Garen’s mother, Shae Twigg.

The SAJCCC will be held at the Kopanong Hotel and Conference Centre in Benoni, Johannesburg from April 1 to 7. The only thing standing in his way is the cost of the accommodation and travel fares, which participants are expected to pay themselves.

The Twigg family is currently busy with various fundraising efforts and Garen has a page on the backabuddy crowdfunding page: www.backabuddy.co.za/get-garron-chess.

“Garen is very passionate about chess and is extremely excited about the championships. We truly appreciate everyone who is helping us to make his dream come true.”

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