Chess has potential for growth


Residence students show great interest in league chess.
Photo: Leonie Bolleurs
4 May 2012

The UFS Chess Club recently arranged the first chess tournament. Some 20 students took part in the tournament. According to Karin Venter of KovsieSport, the tournament was arranged to see whether students were interested in the game, and also to collect funds for chess boards and chess pieces. Students had to pay R50 to participate in the tournament.

The winners of the tournament were Pierre Venter (first), Okkert Louw (second) and Bongani Nhlapo (third).

“Interest was also high among residence students for residence league chess,” said Karin. The league will be launched in the next two to three weeks.

There is definitely a future for chess at the university,” said Karin.


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