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Chess is a sport which develops learners’ thinking and decision-making abilities – a skill that is of the utmost importance in an ever-changing society.  Our junior and senior chess teams are growing from strength to strength under the coaching of Mr. Charlton Maravenyaka, Mr Sufyaan Abrahams and Mrs Mia Kennedy. 

The school hosted its very first Speed Chess Tournament in 2015 to which we invited some of the top chess playing schools in the province.  Since then we have been hosting this tournament annually, making it part of one of our Klein Boishaai traditions.


League matches take place during the second and third term.

The Cape Winelands Chess League sets up the programme for the schools which fall in our area. 

Some schools are able to provide A and B teams, whilst others can only field one team. 

Together, the organiser and coach, decide on the composition of the team / teams.

There is no age restriction. Ability and attendance of practices are all that count.

The team choice may change according to the development of the players.

When our school is invited to tour far from home together with the other sporting codes, the boys younger than Grade 4 will not be included in the traveling team.


We receive invitations to tournaments offered by other schools. These may take place during any term. Learners are informed when invitations are received and they are able to enter as many as they would like. The learners enter these as individuals.  The Chess Organiser will complete all the paperwork necessary.

Parents accompany their sons to these events.  In an event of a school team entering a tournament, the boys will be accompanied by the coaches.


The learners are notified when the trials begin and they enter as individuals.

The Chess Organiser will do all the paperwork necessary.

The Boland Chess League notifies those who have been selected to continue with further rounds.

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