Primary Schools take each other on at the Chess for Life competition!

Punching the air with aplomb. Learner reacts during the Tsogo Sun Chess Moves for Life competition recently.

The participating schools in the Gold Reef City tournament were Thembu Primary, AB Xuma Primary, Mdelwa Hlongwane Primary, Ipolokeng Primary, Dumezweni Primary, TC Esterhuysen Primary, Bophelo Impilo Primary, Bree Primary and Paul Mosaka Primary.

The Tsogo Sun Moves for Life programme operating in Soweto and Mayfair is sponsored by Gold Reef City and has a total of 4 289 participating children.

The programmes are sponsored by eight of Tsogo Sun’s casinos, which also sponsor the annual chess tournaments for the schools in their catchments areas.

It was a Swiss tournament, which meant the player with the most points won his or her category, with a 60-minute time control per game.

Iyoo. Can I do it again, that’s the expression on this face?

The children played as individuals – and the winner in the Girls Section was Lerato Skhosana (Dumezweni Primary), with Kgetsi Tshiamo (Ikaneng Primary), coming second and Ntombaba Mbele (Dumezweni Primary) coming third.

In the Boys Section, Kgothatso Moloi (Ikaneng Primary) won top place, with Thabo Skhosana (Dumezweni Primary) coming second and Kamogelo Maboela (Ikaneng Primary) coming third.

The U/8 winner was Nosipho Chauke (Ikaneng Primary) and the U/10 winner was Sandile Ngcobo Chauke (Mdelwa Hlongwane).

I won. This little miss was a winner at the Chess for Life competition.

“It was an excellent opportunity for the children to have a fun day out, and to reap the fruits of their hard work,” says Shanda Paine, Tsogo Sun Group CSI Manager.

Eish. This sums it all. But I’ll be back next year.

Nationally, Tsogo Sun Moves for Life operates in 57 schools around the country, with 23 766 participating learners, 569 educators, and 22 tutors from the local communities.


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