The Mangaung Chess School League has proven to be a strong movement behind school chess games in the metro, after it staged a highly successful chess awards ceremony at Grey College on Thursday.
The awards were for all the winners and participants in the Under 19, 17 and 15 categories who were actively involved in the 2017 Chess Schools League. The ceremony was done in partnership with the Free State Chess Team.
More than 100 chess players were given certificates at the event. Many of the chess players who played their games at Grey College were from schools in Bloemfontein such as Kruitberg, Bloemfontein High School, Sentraal and Brebner, just to name a few.
Thabiso Tshoniswa, chess coach of Navalsig High School, told Voice that the league is growing every year as new talent gets discovered. “The players showed creativity in every match played in the different age groups. We have produced good players who represent the province and the core of these awards are to celebrate the good work done by the participants and teams,” he said.
He added that this is one of those moments were coaches show appreciation to all the young women and men who dedicate their time and energy to partake in the Chess Schools League. “It is our intention to promote healthy lifestyle and through sports we really achieve what we are here for. I would like to congratulate all participants who have received awards today,” concluded Tshoniswa.
– Lebakeng Nkabi