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Congratulations to Our Rising Chess Stars!

Greetings to our esteemed African Chess Lounge community!

We are elated to announce that several of our young and talented players have made it to the prestigious list for selection to the Chess Western Province Regional Training Squad. This is a testament to their hard work, dedication, and the unwavering support from our incredible community.

The Chess Western Province recently communicated about the upcoming Western Cape Provincial Junior Rapid Chess Championship (WCJRCC) on 23 September 2023. This event is a golden opportunity for junior players in the U08 to U16 age category to participate in a higher-level event and officially represent the Chess Western Province team.

From our African Chess Lounge family, the following young prodigies have made the cut:

-Callan Manning

- Benji Whyatt

- Madison Lambrechts

- Janko Weideman

- Emlyn Wilson

- Hannah Shapiro

- Matthew Shapiro

- Chase Salimu

- Jordan Braaf

- Zion Smith

- Mila Snyman

- Ruhan Somai

- Hein Nieuwoudt

- Gabriel Jacobson

- Tiaan Bierman

- Natasha Joubert

- Yacoob Ameera

To our young stars, we want to say: Congratulations! Your journey has been nothing short of inspirational. Your dedication to the game, combined with the skills you've showcased, is truly commendable.

A heartfelt thank you to all the parents, coaches, and supporters who have been a part of their journey. This achievement is as much yours as it is theirs.

We encourage our community to rally behind these young talents as they prepare to compete and represent not just the Western Province, but the pride and spirit of the African Chess Lounge.

Remember, chess is not just about the game; it's about the community, the camaraderie, and the shared love for the sport. Let's continue to nurture and celebrate these accomplishments together.

Stay tuned for more updates on the WCJRCC, and here's wishing our team the very best!

Warm regards,

Shaun Somai


African Chess Lounge

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