CHESS

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - GOOD PASTIMES -

THE CHESS sports­man of the year is Bryan Aguirre. The WP cham­pion re­ceived due recog­ni­tion from Chess Wester n Prov­ince when awards were pre­sented at the Uni­ver­sity of the Western Cape last Satur­day.

Curro Pri­vate School was the top pri­mary school and Set­tlers High was the top high school.

Youth trial win­ners: Un­der 8: F Bar­day; U10: J Sulcas and S Cha­gan; U12: T Dar­ling, B Mbu­lawa, S Mha­haraj, T Fritz; U14: H Es­sop, S Dar­ling, R Lourens; U16: E de Vil­liers, P Dar­ling, A Zidek, K Fritz; U18: M Bha­woo­d­ien; U20: J Burgess

Most promis­ing high school play­ers: Mohamed Bha­woo­d­ien (boys) and Kaylin Fritz (girls); most promis­ing pri­mary school play­ers: Daniel Bar­rish (boys) and Tif­fany Dar­ling (girls).

Ju­nior player: Mohamed Bha- woo­d­ien (boys), Tif­fany Dar­ling (girls).

WP Closed Cham­pion: Bryan Aguirre.

Chessa In­ter­provin­cial Cham­pion: WP A: IM David Gluck­man, CM D van den Heever, CM M Solomons, CM L Bouah, M Lewis, Gra­ham Solomon, M Fred­er­icks, D Amini.

Na­tional Club Cham­pi­ons: Steinitz.

WP Open Cham­pion/Best Lo­cal Player: M James and S Bha­woo­d­ien. B Di­vi­sion: T Danza. WP In­di­vid­ual Blitz Cham­pion: IM David Gluck­man. Team Blitz: Steinitz. Cape Open: Shaun Brown. Coach of the year: Lyndon Bouah.

Team Award: Steinitz Western Prov­ince Club of the year, UCT.

Life­time Achiever (125 years): Cape Town Chess Club.

Sports­man with dis­abil­ity: Melvyn Lu­cas.

Sports­man of the year: Bryan Aguirre. Sportswoman of the year: Laura Irv­ing.

Ar­biters Award: The Dar­ling Fam­ily.

Cat­e­gory Pres­i­dents Awards: An­dre van Ree­nen, Ed­win Wyn­gaardt and Lyndon Bouah.

There was no award for in­ter­na­tional suc­cess, so IM Kenny Solomon and WGM Melissa Gre­eff missed out on recog­ni­tion of their out­stand­ing achieve­ments over­seas.

Cel­e­brated New York coach Jer- ald Times at­tended the evening and must have been proud to hear Bongiwe Mbu­lawa be­ing called up.

This young woman is one of the stars of the Ukamva la­bantu Chess 4 Hope group that Times is ac­com­pa­ny­ing to Joburg for the Na­tional Ju­nior Cham­pi­onships next week.

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