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Young Surinamese diplomat wins U/8 Tshwane Chess Championship

The young Surinamese diplomat Ky-mani Wijnhard, only 7 years of age, took part in the Etienne Lewis Chess tournament (2016 SA Junior Team championships), which is the traditional Gauteng North Chess trials held from September 1- 4, 2016 at the Voortrekker Monument Heritage Site in Pretoria.

This tournament was hosted by Tshwane Chess and preceded the South Africa Junior Chess Championships (SAJCC) to be held at the Birchwood Hotel in Johannesburg from the 15 – 19 December 2016, following the Wild Cards Championship from the 19th – 23rd of December.  During the SAJCC, a prestigious annual event hosted by 4 Knights International Events Company, players from different provinces such as Western Cape, KwaZulu Natal, Eastern Cape, amongst others, will compete against each other.

During the Etienne Lewis Chess tournament players from different age groups, ranging from U/8 – U/20 competed against each other under strict FIDA rules.

Ky-mani took part in the U/8 and successfully won all his 7 matches played over a 3 day period. Due to his successful achievement he became first in his category and currently holds the title of Tshwane Chess Winner U/8 Boys 2016.

The GALA prize giving took place on October 21 at Hoërskool Waterkloof.

Ky-mani with a current Chessa rating of 731 is preparing himself for the upcoming SAJCC in order to represent Tshwane in his age category, U/8.

This young chess player attends Crawford Preparatory Pretoria (grade 1) and only started chess in grade 0. He is also a member of the school chess team. Together with his team they became first in respectively the Gauteng D/ 4 Trials and the Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic Africa for Team Chess in May this year.

His love for chess and dedication to achieve greater heights is supported by his parents (Regillio and Consuela Wijnhard - Piqué), sisters (Joëlle and Trinity) and personal coach, Mr. Benjamin Collen. He is affiliated with the Centurion chess club.

We wish Ky-mani and his fellow team members God’s continued blessings and the best of luck when representing Tshwane at the upcoming National Chess championship.

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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August 2017 Edition

 
 
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