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Tshwane Chess Tournament Bookings

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2023 / 2024 Tournament Calendar

Please contact the tournament organisor specified on the information page of each event for more information regarding the advertised event.

2024 Silver Lakes Open Chess Tournament

Venue: Silver Lakes Golf Estate, Pretoria

Date: Saturday, 20 April 2024 

This is a Club / School tournament which counts towards your merit points and required tournaments for 2024 Etienne Lewis Invitation.

Fees to be paid to Silver Lakes Chess Club (FNB Branch 250 655, Account number 6284 8077 906. Payment reference: 24SL FIRSTNAME SURNAME)

Sections: Prestige, A - F & unrated Grade R Section

All sections, except Grade R Section,  rated by Chess SA

Sections A - C rated by FIDE

Closing date: 18 April 2024 @ 20h00

Hosted by Silver Lakes Chess Club  (https://www.facebook.com/silverlakeschess/)

2024 Tshwane Library Tournaments

Experience the Thrill at the Tshwane Library Chess Tournaments!

Hosted by the City of Tshwane in collaboration with Tshwane Chess, this event offers chess enthusiasts the opportunity to compete in one of seven regional tournaments, each held in a different location. Participants are encouraged to review the details below for each regional tournament’s specific dates and details.


NB! This is a community event and you may only enter if you live in the ward / area of the regional tournament location.


Tournament Overview:

  • Format: 5 Rounds Rapid Tournament
  • Time Control: 20:20 minutes
  • Rating: This tournament is NOT rated.
  • Entry Fee: Free!
  • Players must provide their own lunch.
  • No clock will be provided.

Regional Tournament Prizes:

  • 1st Place: R2500 book/grocery voucher
  • 2nd Place: R1000 book/grocery voucher
  • 3rd Place: R500 book/grocery voucher

Participation Awards:

  • All participants will receive "Reading is Fun" medals and goody bags.

Advancement to Finals:

  • The top three players from each regional tournament will qualify for the Library Chess Finals.

Library Chess Finals Prizes (Held on June 14, 2024):

  • 1st Place: R2000 book/grocery voucher + frosted chess set
  • 2nd Place: R1000 book/grocery voucher + frosted chess set
  • 3rd Place: R500 book/grocery voucher + frosted chess set

Finals Venue:

  • Es'kia Mphahlele Community Library, located at the corner of Lillian Ngoyi and Madiba Streets.

Enjoy the fun, and seize the opportunity to win exceptional prizes. Check below for your specific regional tournament details and dates.

Region 1, Ward 31

Venue: VT Sefora Library, Stand 2839, Cnr Motsasi Mokgatle and Matsunyane Street, Ga-Rankuwa Zone 2

Tournament Date: 2024/04/27 

Entries close: 2024/04/25 at 20:00

Region 2, Ward 49

Venue: Hammanskraal Library, 532 Lovelane Street Mandela Square, Hammanskraal

Tournament Date: 2024/04/27 

Entries close: 2024/04/25 at 20:00

Region 3, Ward 63

Venue: Saulsville Library, Saulsville Arena 1 Malebye Street, Saulsville

Tournament Date: 2024/05/04 

Entries close: 2024/05/02 at 20:00

Region 4, Ward 106

Venue: New Olievenhoutbosch Library, Cr Lindani and Kopani Street Olievenhoutbosch Ext 37

Tournament Date: 2024/05/04 

Entries close: 2024/05/02 at 20:00

Region 5, Ward 100

Venue: Cullinan Library Park, Cnr Ross and Kameeldoring Street Cullinan

Tournament Date: 2024/05/18 

Entries close: 2024/05/16 at 20:00

Region 6, Ward 41

Venue: Silverton Library 509 Pretoria Road, Silverton

Tournament Date: 2024/05/18 

Entries close: 2024/05/16 at 20:00

Region 7, Ward 102

Venue: Bronkhorstspruit Library Cr Market and General Louis Botha Street, Bronkhorstspruit

Tournament Date: 2024/06/01 

Entries close: 2024/05/30 at 20:00

2024 Milos Ristic Open Chess Tournament

Venue: NG Eldoraine Familiekerk, 1045 Henri Rd, Eldoraigne, Centurion

Date: 2024/05/27 

This is an official Tshwane Chess tournament which counts towards your merit points and required tournaments for 2024 Etienne Lewis Invitation.

Fees to be paid to Tshwane Chess Region (ABSA Branch 632005, Account number 408 695 3485. Payment reference: 24ML FIRSTNAME SURNAME)


New sections available! Choose from the Open Section or your age group. Please note that Section A & B have new rating brackets.

  • Prestige Section: Highest of CHESSA or Fide Rating >= 1800

  • Section A: Highest of CHESSA or Fide Rating 1400 to 1799

  • Section B: Highest of CHESSA or Fide Rating 0 - 1400

  • U8 - U16 Sections:

    • u8: born 2017 or later

    • u10: born 2015 or 2016

    • u12: born 2013 or 2014

    • u14: born 2011 or 2012

    • u16: born 2009 or 2010

  • Unrated Grade R section: A dedicated space designed for our youngest chess enthusiasts who are just beginning their journey in this fascinating game. Here, they will find a safe and nurturing environment where learning the rules and strategies of chess is both fun and easy.

Tournament WhatsApp Group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/J0IGCdIEWyn3gzdCEebHoM


All Sections, except the Grade R section, will be rated by Chess SA. Sections A & B, U14 & U16 age groups will be rated by FIDE.

Closing date: 25 April 2024 @ 20h00

Hosted by Tshwane Chess


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