The Point Mall in Sea Point in Partnership with African Chess Lounge launched the First Sunday Chess Festival to to be run on the first Sunday of each Month at the 2nd Floor of the Point Mall.
The event consist of two events a junior event with chess instruction and a junior competition with trophies and medals and an adult blitz or fast chess with a time control of 3 mins plus 2 seconds .
The junior one was a fun and instructive and the completion was a hard fought tourney which was won by Caden Spiller
The afternoon was time for adults and with all the Fast chess gurus present it was not at all obvious who would take it and up until the last round it was not clear who was going to win .
The event was closely contested and in the end there were three ties on the first position
Congratulations Michael James , Veroe September and Daud Amini for tying on first with 6 out of 7 points and Michael James won the event on tie break .
They all walked away with nice purse from the event .
They where closely followed by two veterans Dr Shabbier Bhawoodien and 6 time SA champion on 5/6 Charles De Villiers .
The best lady was won by Kiara Blows
So to cap it off this years series ends in Nov and each event carries Grand Prix points with the first getting 10 points and second 9 etc to 10th position . The Grand Prix will be used for a special event of the first 8 to hold a knock out series with special prizes.
So after this event
The Grand Prix lost stands as follows ,
Michael James 10
Veroe September 9
Daud Amini 8
Charles De Villiers 7
Shabbier Bhawoodien 6
Jordan Vester 5
Dione Goredema 4
Saul Manuel 3
David Baxter 2
Stephen Ghallied 1
The next first Sunday is on the 3rd of September . See you there .