29 Jan Open Age Chess tournament
Uplands hosted an Open Age Chess tournament on Saturday the 25th of January. The tournament was well attended and competition was tough, with Banele Mhlango, one of Mpumalanga’s U20 players who has represented South Africa quite often in the Africa Junior Championships, leading in the Open section.
Seven of our pupils – Daniel Hermens, Ayanda Ndlovu, Matt Takawira, Hadel Cuambe, Thato Ntimane, Orion Strauss and Mpho Deeuw – participated in the U18 section. It was tough, but they tried their best. They played five rounds and most of them finished with two points.
This has become an annual event for Uplands and we hope in the future to attract more people from outside Mpumalanga. A big thank-you goes to the organisers, parents, players and Uplands team for making the day a huge success.