The Rise of the new King and Queen @Sci-Enza
By Godfrey Kgatle
Posted on 06 June 2011
The quest to be Tuks' most tactical student was completed on Saturday the 28th of May 2011, when TuksChess @Sci-Enza hosted a Swiss Chess Tournament. This tournament was to aid in the selection of a first team for TuksChess. The initiative was well supported by 36 students of which 15 were first time visitors to the TuksChess team. A big congratulations to our new chess king and queen, Thendo Mudau and Paidamoyo Chirowodza, respectively, who will also be part of the TuksChess team.
It was good to know that some of the players who joined have represented the national team before, this meant our players had to pull up their socks in order for our team to maintain their standards. As it was an open tournament, there were quiet a few upsets when players of lower rankings managed to beat the higher ranked players and when 9 new players were found to be in the top 15; seven of these were first year students.
The two players who were most impressive in the tournament were Fahd and Ahd Lajabu (twin brothers studying engineering and staying at Boekenhout ienks). The outcome of the tournament served as a warning to regular players to check their kingship position as it will definitely be challenged by these brothers in the future.
Congradulations to our new chess team consisting of the following players (named according to their position in the team): Thendo Mudau, Sibusiso Moya, Henco Marais, Ahd Lajabu, Winston Jimu, Marvin Thobejane, Mpho Tshehla, Kenneth Makgananesa, Dennis Moyo, Fahd Lajabu, Emmanuel Nekhudziga, Paidamoyo Chirowodza, Raviro Chiwewe, Refiloe Maseng and Nadine van der Haar.
The Sci-Enza Chess Club would like to wish all the students all the best for the upcoming exams. Tournaments planned for the next semester include First years, Ladies and Open tournaments.
For more info: contact Godfrey Kgatle 012 420 3767 or email@example.com