29 Jul 2023 – Chess Challengers Championship 2023 – Primary Division (Cape Town)


  • Date: 29 Jul 2023
  • Venue: Growing Minds, 68 Barnet St, Gardens, 8001
  • Cost: R200 for U/13 and R200 for U/10 section.
  • Time: 9:00am Round 1 begins; 4:00pm Prize-giving
  • Breaks: There are short breaks (5 – 10mins) between rounds.

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Tournament Details

The ultimate chess challenge for primary school kids born in 2010 or later.

Join the Fun!

  • Do you want your child to test their chess skills, make friends and grow their mind?
  • Then sign them up for our chess tournament!
  • Up to 60 players ONLY, register today whilst there’s still space! 

What your child should get out of this experience: 

  • Play chess in a competitive setting and stand a chance to win a medal!
  • Interact with like-minded kids and make friends!
  • Have fun while developing their minds in the ultimate chess challenge!


  • This tournament is a ‘Swiss’ competition (approximately 6 rounds).
  • This means that all players play 6 games and no-one is ‘knocked out’ of the tournament.
  • The tournament is restricted to players under 13 years of age.
  • The time limit is 30 minutes per player for the entire game.
  • This tournament will not be rated by Chess South Africa.


  • Medals and chess books will be given for 1st Place, 2nd Place & 3rd Place in both U/13 and U/10 sections.
  • Best female player wins a medal in both U/13 and U/10 sections.
  • All participants will be emailed a participation chess certificate from Elite Chess Academy, signed by National Chess Instructor Dione Goredema!


EC Chess Challengers Championship 🏆

  • To qualify for the championship event, players must have played in at least 3 chess challengers qualifier tournaments and scored 35 or more qualifier points.
  • The championship event offers significant prizes to the winners.
  • Only players 13 years or younger are eligible to participate in the primary school tournaments.
  • There are two age group sections: u/13 for students aged 13 or younger, and u/10 for students aged 10 or younger.
  • Qualifier Points scoring system:
    • 1st place – 25 points
    • 2nd place – 18 points
    • 3rd place – 12 points
    • 4th place to 9 points
    • 5th place – 9 points
    • 6th place to 10th – 7 points
    • 10th 20th – 5 points
    • 21st and below – 3 points
  • The Chess Challengers Championship event is scheduled to take place in December, and further information will be provided in due course.


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