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CHESS 2018


Captain:                  to be announced

Teacher-in-Charge: Ms J. Smith

Competitive Chess and Social Chess are offered at VG to promote strategic thinking, but also to have fun. The Chess Club implements a chess ladder, ranking players from weakest to strongest, with girls playing weekly games to see their improvements. This makes Chess Club interesting, fun and challenging as the member’s battle against each other to be number one.

Rhodes University's Chess Club members are always eager to assist in strengthening the VGHS players' skills, and regularly run workshops to help the chess players learn new skills and techniques.




The chess club has been very busy this year with a new intake of Grade 8s learning the basics of the game and the more experienced players playing matches against each other and other schools.

This term, we hosted a very strong team from St Andrews. Although we lost many of our matches, we made a good account of ourselves and learned a lot about our games.

We also went to play against PJ Olivier, where we won all but two of our matches, which we drew.

The chess club also hosted the annual Interhouse Chess competition. The players all enjoyed the afternoon and unexpected talents were revealed. The results were as follows: 1st: Graeme. 2nd: Dorset. 3rd: Thursford. 4th: Ruthville



VG vs Nombulelo Secondary



VG vs Port Alfred High School



VG vs Port Alfred High School


Intense concentration






Practicing Chess notation



Playing against the clock










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