Junior chess masters face off at UCT

07 January 2016

UCT is playing host to the South African Junior Chess Championships 2015 this week.

Staff and students will thus have to contend with a queue of cars snaking up to upper campus in the morning and late afternoons until Sunday.

More than 2 000 registered players – the youngest of whom is five – are pitted against each other at the Sports Centre to determine the country's top young champions. The age categories range from under-8 to under-20 and games can be as short as half an hour or as long as five hours.

The tournament, organised under the auspices of Chess South Africa, ends on 10 January.

Photo by Steff Hughes.

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