Check, mate: The Chess Club A-team has enjoyed a good year, winning promotion to the 2008 premier league.
UCT's chess club has taken its game one step higher. After winning the B division of the Western Province League, the A team has been promoted to the premier division in 2008.
Star player Jacob Rachoene scored nine out of 11 points in the competition, winning eight games and drawing two, which qualifies him for a league medal. Racheone also tied for first place with defending champion Maela Johnson in the UCT Internal Blitz Tournament on 20 September. He will take part in the interprovincial chess competition for the SASSU national student's team in Bloemfontein from 28 to 30 September.
Four UCT players also fared well in the Mackie Memorial Tournament, held at the Claremont Chess Club from 21 to 23 September, with Johnson scoring four and a half out of seven points in the open section.
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