Friday, December 14, 2007

Prince Albert’s Provincial Chess Players

- Linda Jaquet –

Prince Albert Primary School’s young chess players have done it again! Six members of the school’s chess team have been selected to play at two national tournaments in December.

Stuart Delport, Markus Maas, Shaldine Sass and Dawynne Lekay, all U/16–players, as well as Maurice Claassen (U/12), will represent South Western Districts (SWD) at the South African Junior Chess Championships in Bloemfontein from 2 to 6 December. During the same week, Grade 9 learner Nadine Kroon, will be a member of the Western Province chess team that is participating at the All Age Games in Durban.

Their delighted teacher, Neville Claassen, told the Friend that the six learners had participated at the SA Junior Championships and in other national tournaments for the last four years. “All of them are the best players in their respective age groups in SWD,” he said “and do our school and our town proud.

Mr Claassen invited all young people in Prince Albert who were interested in playing chess to get in touch with him.

“Apart from school chess, we run a chess club for non- Prince Albert Primary School kids and have the infrastructure and enthusiasm to help budding and keen players.”

Mr Claassen can be contacted on:
083 4870796 or (023) 541-1980.

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