Thursday, December 15, 2011

South African Junior Chess Championships

For the last week some of the brightest young minds in the country have been taking part in the annual South Africa Junior Chess Championships, this year hosted at the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan University right here in Port Elizabeth.  I popped down to the Indoor Sports Centre to have a peek and nearly fell on my back when I saw the amount of participants.  More than 2000 kids from all over South Africa are taking part in this event and the hall was packed with tables and chess boards with the players pitting their skills against each other.

1 comment:

  1. That's a whole lot of chess going on. My money's on the kid in the red hat, second from the end of the row...