Muir chess player ranked number 1 in SA

2015-09-03 06:00
=Lilitha Hempe

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Sixteen year old Lilitha Hempe, a grade 10 learner at Muir College Boys’ High School has excelled at chess this year.

He was ranked 1st in the South African Open played in Cape Town on the 3 – 11 July.

Lilitha played in numerous tournaments in preparation for the SA Open. During January he played in the “Kings and Queens Open Rapid” at Dower College and was placed 1st in the High School division.

In March he entered the U/12 – U/20 EP Trials played in Uitenhage at Strelitzia High School, and competed in the U/18 division where he was placed 4th. During April he played in the second round of the EP Trials at Pieter Rademeyersaal in Algoa Park where he ranked 1st in the U/18 – U/20 division.

Later that month he played in the Sydenham Open where he ranked 3rd overall. The third round of EP Trials was played in May at Lawson Brown and Lilitha was placed 1st overall (U/18).

The fourth round of E.P Trials played in Algoa Park was held in June and he was placed 2nd overall in the U/18 division.

The Uitenhage Open was held in July and Lilitha was placed 5th overall.

Most recently he played in the “Alexander Road High School Chess Tournament” won the U/18 division and came second overall.

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