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NC chess players eye world stage

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“These 17 players urgently need the support from their province in order for them to make this opportunity a reality”

Seventeen Northern Cape pupils from various schools around the Province have made into the South Africa delegation that will take part in the World Schools Individual Chess Championships which is due to take place from May 28 to June 7 in Panama City, Panama.

Chess Northern Cape spokesperson Warren Ahjum said the selection was made from the South African Schools Individual Chess Championships which were held in Kimberley and the Schools Winter Games which took place in Durban in June last year.

“This is a great achievement for the Northern Cape as a province and they need to grab this opportunity with both hands. The game of Chess is being introduced in various schools in the Northern Cape and can be played by both young and old,” said Ahjum.

“These 17 players urgently need the support from their province in order for them to make this opportunity a reality,” he added.

Ahjum said that he was hoping that anyone interested in sponsoring or able to assist in any form would send such an intention to the Northern Cape

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